Even though I didn’t spend much time in Bangkok, I took a lot of pictures, then lost the roll of film.
When I arrived I stayed in a Comfort Inn. For about $25 US dollars you get a 2 room sweet, total luxury. We didn’t leave the hotel and walk around the area, we just steped out on the deck to see the way they lived there and it was very interesting, I wish I didn’t lose that role of film. We stayed one or two nights, I can’t remember. After that we went to a tropical island, Ko Samet (Samet island) and spent a week in a cool little bungalow. I took a few pictures here but mainly spent my time getting to know Prima better. It was great, for about $100 US dollars we got a week in a private bungalow. They had many activities but just walking around the island was very nice.
We did spend one day on a boat that took us to a few highlights of the island. At the end of the boat ride they took us to a beautiful bay on the southern tip of the island, no one around, just palm trees and a sandy beach. Here I spent a little time snorkeling, it was my first time and I was blown away.
We left from there and went to a town near Ayuthaya at The Mission College where Prima worked. I spent one day there. I wish I would have taken some pictures because the campus was a peaceful and well kept, a beautiful tropical paradise.
The next day we went back to the Comfort Inn near the airport, spent the night, then went back to the airport for a really long lonely flight back.
Someday I hope to do this again, once you get over the cost of the flight (I paid $1000 round trip), your money goes a long way in Thailand. I was able to live like a king for about 10 days on $350, I took $600 with me and returned with $250.