|We arrived in Bangkok and were pleased to see that our hotel, Viengtai Hotel was in the backpacker district. The hotel is nice but the area meant we were close to lots of cheap good grub, cheap drinks, and lots of entertainment. Bangkok was pleasantly inexpensive, especially after using the U.S. dollar in Cambodia! Our last night with the tour group was dinner in a nice traditional Thai restaurant where we had to remove our shoes and sit on pillows. The group was in a festive mood and enjoyed each other's company. The restaurant thought we were a little loud, the singing may have contributed! After dinner, came drinks and then farewells. We took it easy the rest of the time in Bangkok so Amy could recover from a cold. She still managed to get a Thai massage in though. Mike was also able to get his fair share of pad thai from street vendors, although the curry was a little spicier than he is used to. One day, we rented a Tuk-Tuk to see some of the sights like City Shrine, Wat Saket (Golden Mount), a very BIG Budda, & Grand Palace. The architecture here is of similar style to what we have been seeing in SE Asia however the colors are much more vibrant and beautiful.