Safe and Warm
After arriving in Bangkok we had our first little tussle with the local economy. We bartered over taxi prices from the airport to our hotel. I love it already. The air is rich with humidity and the smells of street-food stands. Last night after arriving at our hostel Erin and I went out on to the street and had some fantastic fried rice, and then slept for about 12 hours.
This morning it's sunny and 80 degrees, so the quick-drying hiking shorts and shirts I picked up are paying off in spades. Erin got a chocolate croissant for breakfast, despite me imploring her to wait a day until we're in a former French colony (Vietnam) to try the pastries. I had pad thai for breakfast -- it cost $0.80 and it was fantastic.
We've only got another 5 hours until we go back to the airport to fly to Hanoi, so we'll go look at a local park on the rive here in Bangkok, wander the markets, and then head out to the airport.
And for the record, I'm going to drop my megapixel count from 7 to 3 (or maybe 5). It's taking about 30 minutes for 5 photos at 7MP.