So, i am planning on writing a trip report every night/morning to summarize our days activity.
We landed 6 Pm last night (Sunday) and visa on arrival took quite some time. Got out of airport to board the airport express line and got out at a station that was around 10 mins away from our hotel we booked in Sukhumvit area. When we got out the metro, we didn't have any maps, working phone etc so figured we would just take a taxi but while waiting a tuk tuk pulled over and we just go "what the hell, tuk tuk is must do in thailand anyway" and hopped in. Me & Wife were just enjoying the view on streets and 2 guys on motorbike started snatching my wife's hand bag but she kept holding on to it. They saw a car coming towards them from front so they had to give up to avoid accident.
So, that was the welcome to bangkok for us. We were pretty happy that this would keep us alert now throughout the trip.
Anyways, upon reaching hotel (Around 9 Pm) we were very happy with the room and view from our corner room at Hotel Rembrandt in Sukhumvit. We were certainly tired but that thrill you get when you land in the new country didn't allow us to even consider going to bed. So we called reception and asked if there are any shopping near by, we literally have 2 t shirts each and couple of underwear (Bangkok is for shopping, isn't it). The receptionist said, there is a night market at 10 mins walking for some good shopping. We decided to walk and on the way saw alot of shops/restaurants open, keeping our hopes alive. Grabbed some KFC as we didn't want to take a chance with first meal. Started spotting some street shops and to my wife, that is heaven. The market is sooooo awesome and the bargain makes it sooo good... for example, we bought an item and lady asked for 180 baht and i said 100 she goes ok... i am thinking, what the hell.... next shop, i the guy asks for 100 baht, i go 20 and i got the deal at 30 baht.....
Anyways, on the way back (around 11:30 Pm) we started spotting tons of prostitutes which was very different and new experience for the wifey (its illegal in india as most of the countries). The overall atmosphere still stays shoppy and environment is pretty good.
Right outside our hotel, we spotted a nice thai restaurant named "Roy Thai" got some Tom Yum chicken soup with toast and eggs, couple of beers. While eating we realize it was 12 midnight and there we complete one year of our wedding. Wished it other and called it a night. Reached hotel in 10 mins, took a shower and off to bed.
I ended up waking up at 5:30 this morning, not sure if its because i am in new bed or just excitement. Not very happy about it since it won't help me staying up again till late night. Wifey is still sleeping (7:45 Am), while i shave, go to gym for a while etc.
Plan for today is to visit the kings palace, may be another tourist thing, pratunam shopping, mbk mall and at night may be hit some famous club(s).