Bangkok airport is one of the easiest airports to get around and before we knew it, we were through Immigration, got our bags and found a funky looking limo to take us to our hotel. I booked a hotel near the airport based on the reviews, but as the driver took us about 300 yards down a sketchy alley, I was beginning to have my doubts. Fortunately, the Vismaya Suvarnabhumi was a beautiful, modern hotel and we were warmly welcomed.
We headed back to the airport the next morning for our flight to Koh Samui. It only took 30 minutes to get from the hotel, through a long queue, and checked in. Impressive.
|Bangkok airport is clean, efficient and easy to navigate|
|Orchids and poinsettias inside the airport|
|A shrine inside the terminal|
|Even Ronald McDonald does the "wai" which is the traditional Thai greeting|
|Leaving Bangkok on our way to Koh Samui|
|Coming in for the landing in Koh Samui|
|Sign at the airport -- what? There might be knock offs?|
|Our two storey rice barge!|
|The "bow" of the boat is our deck|
|Lower level sitting room|
|Upstairs living room - spiral staircase to the right|
|Thai food is not only delicious -- it is art|
|We're definitely going to eat well on this holiday!|
|Even the pool is shaped like a boat|
|The grounds are beautiful in the day....|
|....and at night|
|Our first dinner in Koh Samui at a neat little restaurant down the beach|
Thai proverb that sums up how we adapt to new countries and cultures....
|Kao muang dta lew hai lew dta dtam|
When you enter a town where people wink - wink as they do.
When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do!