Obligatory passage in Bangkok, the crossroads of Southeast Asia, a city where everything is possible and allowed, between temples and decay.
And Bangkok starts right out of the airport, the temperature and humidity announced immediately the color ... the start of my three months in the case of Asia.
Level temples and sightseeing, there is plenty to do, except that thing already made a few years ago, replaced by another, more festive than the city has to offer part ...
First surprise on arrival, the celebration of New Year or Songkran Tha ï, giant water fight over several days around Bangkok. (As in all countries, Cambodia, Burma, Laos.)
Pick-up load to block water containers (often ice ...), local and tourists a pump guns and buckets watered every other day and every street corner, you can not escape when thinking stay dry more than a few minutes.
All in a good-natured spirit, not to pretend talc on your face!
The "calm" and find the "dry", Bangkok is Huge, Khao San Road, the street food was exellent any time of day or night, Muay Thai Ladyboys bars, the Chao Phraya River and its many channels or circulate water taxi, the huge shopping centers and high-tech, heat, tuktuk, the comings and goings of thousands of tourists, locals, and chaotic traffic, and so on ....
It is also the starting point for neighboring countries, visa application, withdrawal of dollars, bus tickets, trains, boats, a few days short enough, before heading to the first stop, Burma!
Some pictures to illustrate my words!
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Try Bangkok Air's pass2007-02-07 13:41:58 by embarcadero1
It's called the discovery pass and you have to get it through a travel agent in the US before you leave.
It won't take you to Vietnam -but will take you all over Thailand and to Cambodia - either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
One suggestion - why not narrow it down to two or three destinations? that way you might be more relaxed and have a chance to see more.
If you want a really chilled-out island, my suggestion is koh yao. You can get their by boat from either Krabi or Phuket.
If you do go to Phnom Penh, be sure and take the Khmer architectural tour - you can arrange for a private guide even if they don't have a tour on
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