After a lovely week in Hua Hin, we made our way back to Bangkok to spend the night and sight see for the day. Our hotel sat right on the Chao Phraya River, which runs through the heart of Bangkok. (Last year, we explored the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, so it was fun to stay in a different part of town.) After checking in, we hopped on a water taxi to head to a popular tourist area.
Mind you it was hot! My phone said “feels like” 111*, before 11:00 am. Whew! Coincidentally, two of our four trips to Thailand just happened to be in April, the hottest month of the year. Poor planning on our part, I suppose!
So, I missed the iconic nighttime picture that has become synoymous with Bangkok. Sigh. Next time.
Normally, we catch our military “Space A” (space available) flight from Singapore to Japan, but when we called for the flight time we were told that the flights were being canceled for a week due to a military exercise. That’s the risk you take with Space A, if you get it the flight is free, if you don’t then it’s Plan B. The girls took advantage of another gorgeous rooftop pool, while Matt and I strategized our next move. How to get home.
After weighing all of the options, we decided that since we were going to buy tickets to fly home commercially, we might as well route ourselves through Hong Kong for a few days. The cost was virtually the same, and Hong Kong was our next planned trip anyway. Why not?!