We had booked our airport transfer the day before and it was smooth. We took a longtail to Ao Nammao where we were met by a taxi. The airport security line was short. Bangkok airlines had a great lounge in Krabi that any of their passengers can use. We had coffee, snacks and WiFi. Pretty sweet!
We had an uneventful flight to Bangkok and caught a cab into the city. I had to very firmly ask the cabbie to use the meter, which was covered up when we first got in. This ended up being just over half the price of his initial flat rate quote. He also tried to be a little shady with the tolls and didn't have exact change when we got to our destination. It worked out though and I feel a little badly since the cabbie is just trying to earn money but it's not going to be by ripping me off and thinking I'm stupid. So, I guess my mild guilt is outweighed by my indignation.
Next, it was off to S.J. International jewelers where I had ordered a ring to replace the one I lost a long time ago on the Kitty Hawk. It's a double ring that's an infinity loop with rubies on the underband. It's a little thicker than I had imagined so it took me a bit to warm up to it but now I love it! I'm so happy I got it! I've thought about replacing that ring for a really long time and now I did it! Hooray!
After the jeweler, we went to the hotel for a quick change and then dinner at Gaggan. It was an exquisite, incredible dining experience that I'm going to write about elsewhere since I took lots of pictures.
|Bangkok at night|