Day 1. Starting our journey to Bangkok

The start of a new adventure and a 'new' country for us visit!  I woke up with nervous excitement but having everything packed and ready was able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at home before setting off. We had booked an evening flight from Manchester which meant I could travel into the city and spend …

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Day 2. Dubai to Bangkok with Emirates

Our transit time in Dubai airport was 2 hours 15 minutes and we needed to take the Sky Train to Concourse B for our connecting flight.  I wasn't really hungry but we sat down in a cafe for a tasty snack and a drink to keep us awake as well as passing a little time.  …

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Day 3. River Boats and Temples of Bangkok

We had a full night's uninterrupted sleep not waking until 7.30 am local time which was good.  The hotel breakfast had plenty to choose from and we enjoyed a relaxing start to the day sitting by the restaurant window observing Bangkok's chaotic traffic pass along the road.  Tuk-tuks, scooters, cars, vans, cyclists and old fashioned …

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Day 4. Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's restaurant then walked to Surasak BTS station to take the Sky Train to the National Stadium from where it was only a short walk to Jim Thompson House - our first place to visit.  Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur and soldier who founded the world renowned …

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Day 5. Travelling Emirates from Bangkok to Hong Kong

Our final morning in Bangkok but plenty of time to enjoy one last omelette cooked to perfection from the hotel's egg station.  After checking out of the Holiday Inn Silom we returned to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport via the BTS Sky Train, changing at Phaya Thai for the Airport Express.  Thankfully, it was much quieter than …

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