From Koh Tao, we took a ferry to a small town called Chumphon, then a bus up the coast back to Bangkok. We spent two nights in Bangkok to recharge with some big city food and drinks, and to meet up for a day with Nuwan and his wife Antje – we hadn’t met Antje yet, and we needed to get our camera back!
Nuwan and Antje took us to a recently re-developed riverfront area called Asianique. We walked around the markets, cafes and restaurants, took a ferris wheel ride, and enjoyed some very tasty (albeit expensive) Western beer.
We admired the sunset, the lights set up for the queen’s birthday, and headed for our first Western dinner in awhile.
We ended up back towards Nuwan and Antje’s neighborhood, first having dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, a super yummy Lebanese place, then to one of the few breweries and tap rooms in Bangkok.
It was fun to hang out with Nuwan again and meet Antje, and a great re-charge to be in Bangkok and indulge on some big city treats. The next day we caught our bus and headed to our next stop: Cambodia!