We arrived in Bangkok at 15.45 on Monday 13th January. Our long-awaited adventure had finally begun! We flew from London Heathrow with Eva Air on an overnight flight. There was more leg room than we had anticipated, and the long-legged one amongst us was able to get some sleep for which we were all immensely grateful.We arrived early evening Bangkok time and safely negotiated the sky train and metro to find our accommodation at The Romance Hotel in Sukhumvit (99/9 Soi Sukhumvit 97, 10260 Bangkok; £27 a night for an ensuite double room)
Venturing out on that first evening we were immediately hit by the culture shock and full on assault on the senses that is Bangkok - the street food, the noise, the traffic, the motorbikes, the lights, the smells - nothing can quite prepare you for it! We used our 3 nights there to adjust to life in South East Asia and to ready ourselves for the 7 months of travel and adventure that lay ahead. We will be returning to Bangkok later in our trip and look forward to taking in some of the main sights then.