Woohoo!! We were in Bangkok again, a city we already knew, enjoy and can get around quite easily, plus it is the best hub from where to fly pretty much anywhere in East Asia thanks to Air Asia, my favourite low cost airline. Thus, we allowed ourselves three nights prior to our flight to Bali, Indonesia.
Four things had to be taken care of during our brief stay, all of which were accomplished successfully: first, we neede to install MS Office because the trial version given was going to expire in a few days, plus I wanted to install Adobe photoshop and Dreamweaver. One hour and 6€ later it had been taken care of at the IT Mall in Petchburi Road. During that hour I bought a tripod that would substitute the one I had- it was too small for my DSLR camera and…it broke. We did some necessary simple shpping at the MBK Mall (not the best but you get great prices for even better knock-offs). And finally, the highlight of the stay and one you should not miss if you visit Bangkok: the buffet restaurants at the Baiyoke Tower Hotel in Sukhumvit area (see insert).
The three days were gone much faster than we hoped, but were happy because we had accomplished our shopping purposes, I had eaten delicious Pad Thai at a street stand near our hotel, and the hotel was an excellent bargain once more: brand new and at 800 Baht/night it was spotless, had wi-fi, cable TV and a fridge, plus it was very well located in Sukhumvit, around Petchburi Soi 15 if you want to check it out.
Once more Bangkok delivered all we had expected, making us crave for more. But on september 14th we had our flight to Bali, the well known gem of Indonesia that I had visited a few years before for a month and knew that its people, culture, surf and excellent value for money (Bali is a bargain, really) would be something Liza (and I) would enjoy.