Bangkok - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Forced to overnight here as connecting flight didn't go till next day. Narrowly escaped Thai coup by 1 day.
Was dreading Bangkok itself but despite numerous warnings the area we stayed in was quite laid back and v quiet (there is big beautiful monastic complex and temples round the corner) even though it was near to the notorious Khao San road. We had to go and check it out but there were just lots and lots of travellers and tourists, tons of theme-style pubs and bars, market stalls and even a Boots, which was actually handy as i'd run out of my ridiculously high factor suncream.