21.06.2008 0 °C
We finally arrive in Thailand. Our destination is Bangkok but we have to do a short tour of the Phuket airport before carrying on to Bangkok.
The first thing that struck me about Bangkok was all the bridges....they are everywhere.
My fellow travellers who hadn't spent a lot of time in Asia were very concerned about the driving from the airport to our hotel. Having been to several Asian countries now the driving didn't bother me at all, although the looks on the faces of the others was quite amusing!
After checking in to the hotel, The Ambassador - http://www.amtel.co.th/bangkok/, we all met up at Zanibar, across the road from the hotel, for dinner. This was quickly followed by a bit of shopping at the stalls along the street near the hotel. We were lucky enough to come across an elephant in the street soon after we started shopping and were able to feed it, for a price of course. This was a great introduction to Bangkok.