So, our first day in Bangkok was all about recovering from that jetlag. We arrived around noon, I believe, and luckily we were met by a tour guide and a/c-ed mini van that took us to our hotel. (We booked our honeymoon through a travel agent, and while I'd never done this in the past, I am now obsessed and will definitely do so in the future for "big trips" that involve travel in non-English speaking countries with lots of destinations).
We were pleasantly surprised to learn our room had been upgraded to a nice balcony view (a trend that would continue throughout the trip #honeymoonperks). We did take a nap for a few hours which I really needed, and then we took the river taxi to Asiatique -- yes, it's super touristy, but so what. When you only have a few days in a destination, yeah, you're probably gonna hit up the tourist spots. They're touristy for a reason. That being said, def take a pass on Asiatique if that's not your thing (I'm from Florida so I basically thrive on amuement-park-like areas 💁).
Here's some pics, and yes, all my honeymoon recap posts are going to be very pic-heavy. #sorrynotsorry.
|upgraded balcony room|
|thai beer at lunch|
|it's just too much. how does anyone cross the street? #nostoplightsnoproblem|
|the first of many towel animals|
|views from water taxi ($1)|
|miss my singhas!|
|Bangkok's very own lock bridge!|