The 1st day of my long journey into south east asia. Here are snippets from that day:
1) The Air Asia flight was fairly comfortable. Loved their idea of breaking up all cost components on a flight, Makes total sense for budget travellers.
2) The immigration experience at Don Mueng airport in Bangkok was a breeze even though I had to wait in queue for over 20 minutes even at 4 am.
3) Bangkok is a mighty well developed city. It’s road networks are on par with some of the bigger cities in the world. Thankfully, my long journey from the airport into the old city was fairly quick due to the early morning hours.
4) Checked into 3 Howw Hostel near Khao San road, a lovely hostel which hardly feels like a hostel.
5) Crashed into bed to wake up with a bad headache. I guess it was due to a combination of late night travels, lack of sleep, dehydration and high humidity levels.
6) Had Phad Thai lunch at one of the road side stalls on Khao San road, before walking the entire distance to the Grand Palace, while soaking in the sights of the fast moving Bangkok city.
7) Grand Palace was fairly crowded as it was a weekend day. The weather was cloudy thankfully and we explored the entire palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha. The entry ticket of 400 baht per person is may be a bit on the higher side.
8) On our return to the hostel, the legs were tired and the headache was getting stronger. A short nap at the hostel didn’t help. The fish sauce in the Phad Thai created an unpleasant flavor for me in my mouth.
9) Thankfully, all this was set to rest when we had a great dinner at May Kaidee’s vegetarian restaurant, near Khao San road. Thankfully, this was a great end to a long and tiring day.