Bright Lights! Big City!!

Trip Start Nov 08, 2005
Trip End Apr 05, 2006

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Well, we're out of India now and, although we were really sad to leave, we're having an absolutely FANTASTIC time!!
The flight over with Thai Airways was great :-) The best food and service we've ever had on a plane probably (or maybe we were just excited!) But they do nice things like at the end of the flight going around and giving all the women flowers to pin on themselves! Sweet!
The first thing we noticed was the clean, smooth roads, the fast, quiet cars, and the sweet people!!
And then we arrived at our Hotel, which we thought wasn't ours - a huge lobby with Chandeliers everywhere, a massive Christmas tree, and photos of all the shops and restaurants in the hotel, and the cabaret theatre in the basement! But it is our Hotel!!
We checked in a couple of hours later, as we were really early, and they told us that, as someone was still in our room, we had been upgraded for free, for the WHOLE TIME we're there!!!!!!! We have a free buffet breakfast every morning, two swimming pools (one on the roof lined with people sunbathing), a jacuzzi, a gym, complimentary punch, complimentary skytrain tickets, a minibar in our room! A huge TV, a lush bathroom (With even a telephone inside the bathroom!) And, although I didn't know this when I booked it, apparently we've already paid for the Gala Dinner on New Years Eve!!!! I've looked at the prices and we paid nowhere near them!!! What a fantastic deal!!
We're chuffed!
As for Bangkok, we're bang in the middle of a shopaholics dream!!! We've been to about 5 Shopping centres that are absolutely HUGE and still haven't been very far from our hotel! In one direction!!
There's ones full of designer gear - Prada, Gucci, DKNY, Armani, Diesel, and Jimmy Choo!! And ones full of knock-off gear! Which looks very real so we might pretend we're rich for a while!!
We're now at an internet place on Khao San Road (more the backpackers area) where Danno's staying, and it's fantastic!!! It's just a tourist's paradise though - bars everywhere, and clothes EVERYWHERE!
Boy are we glad we're here for Christmas :-)
The Thai people are so so nice. On our first day here we left the hotel to look around and I suddenly came over ill and had to run and be sick and everyone was giving Amir things to help me with - glasses of water, tissues, vicks inhalers - it was really very nice :-)
On the first night we went to see King Kong (Which was wicked!) in a quality Cinema with reclining seats and awesome sound!! The rest of the time we've spent shopping and sleeping (well, window shopping but who cares?!)
We also got a taxi each here to Khao Sang Road - MOTORBIKE TAXI'S!!! Very cool! So much fun!
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