Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last stop, Bangkok baby!

After moving through 11 countries, 7 time zones, countless towns and a few pairs of flip flops, we arrived in Bangkok, the last stop on our most excellent adventure!

We had been looking forward to getting here the whole trip, not because we wanted it all done and dusted (quite the opposite!) but rather because waiting for us here in BKK, thanks to Brandusa, Horia, Aine, Ian, Andrew, Rosie, Alistair and Fiona was our luxury room at the Sofitel Silom Hotel for our last three nights! Yeehar!

So after 7 and a half months of 'slumming' it around the world (apart from the wonderful wedding gifts we got from our lovely friends along the way), we finally arrived at a hotel befitting our status as 'Honeymooners'! Bellboys to lug our backpacks to our room, a bath big enough for Dave to stretch his legs out in, room service, newspaper each morning, even a member of staff who came round to 'turn our bed down' on the first night!

And to top it all off, our first complimentary honeymoon gift - a heart-shaped chocolate mousse cake with dark chocolate shavings! Delicious!

Apart from enjoying all this extravagance at the Sofitel, we spent a lot of time at the super convenient, super cheap shopping mall, MBK, where Christmas shopping has never been more affordable. Needless to say our backpacks will be topping the scales when we check in for our flight home!

We also treated ourselves to some alfresco cocktails at the fantastic Vertigo Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel, sitting out on the 59th floor with unparalleled views across the neon lit skyline, as well as a sumptuous dinner at Eat Me art restaurant - the theme of this trip really has been 'watch us eat and drink our way around the world!'

The other highlight was when we walked past Patpong Road and one of the strip bar touts came across offering a 'ping pong show' and Libby said to Dave "What was he selling? Pink Ponchos?!" Classic. Oh how we laughed!

With the adventure almost over, we'll save the thanks and reflections for a last entry once we get home tomorrow. So for now, we'll just say, thanks for the memories.

Mr and Mrs T xx

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