I will be meeting my daughter and her friend January 2nd-January 6th in Bangkok. They will be arriving from Cambodia, while I will be coming in from the US. My daughter just recently extended the invite to me to come and hang out for a week with her so I booked my flight less than a week ago. .I am trying to find a mid range hotel in an acceptable area that will be easy for me to get around (via skytrain, etc). Some friends who had been to Bangkok years ago suggested that being on/near the water was the best place. However the city side was easier to access public transportation. My daughter may be staying with me, but her friend would still like to stay in a guest house on his own, so if there is something close by for him that would be great.Also the current protests may be a bit of a concern, just not sure how big of a deal it really is???
We will also be flying down to the Andaman Coast for a week of sun and sand...I'm up for suggestions here too.
My head is swimming right now. I do a lot of travel both in the US and International, this just sprung up so quickly I barely have time to think. It's a long way to go to not get it somewhat right, since I realize that life and travel is indeed an adventure!