We got to Bangkok no problem. I managed to throw back four beers before boarding the plane and was asleep before the plane took off. I only woke up 30 minutes before we landed.
We picked up our baggage and got a taxi to our hotel for about 800 Baht, which was about half the price of the taxis they were trying to push on us as soon as we walked out of Customs. So if you ever come to Bangkok, ignore the people trying to get you to rent a taxi inside the terminal. Just go outside and find a public taxi.
When we got to the hotel I plugged in my battery charger...and destroyed it. A minute after I plugged it in we heard a pop, like someone had opened a bottle of champagne, and turned to the outlet to see it smoking. Damn it!
Then I looked through my bag for my journal. I couldn't find it. I don't know what happened to it, but if I had to guess, I probably left it next to the public computer in the Narita airport. Oh well. I only lost a few phone numbers and everybody's mailing addresses.
Then Ian and I went out to explore the area around our hotel...and saw somebody walking an elephant down the street! In the middle of downtown! How cool is that?
We got back to the room at about 3 AM...and Bangkok was still bumping. There was a wall of traffic and an endless stream of people walking down the street.
I'll try to post pictures tomorrow night.