We landed in Bangkok to start our adventure. A cheeky 45 baht got us to phaya Thai station where it took 4 attempts to find a cab that understood where our hostel was. We stayed in the born free hostel 5 mins walk from koh sahn road, a 12 bed dorm with two seriously fluffy cat friends. The hostel was definately an interesting welcome to Thai hostels with no hot water, but then we were paying £4 a night....
We really weren't that fond of Bangkok, it felt like everything was westernised to the extreme and focused on drinking as much as possible. Still we enjoyed wandering the weekend market on Saturday and flower markets on Sunday, including our first introduction to 6.5baht Thai local buses.
Our highlight had to be finding a tiny bar with live jazz music each evening. We stocked up with a bottle of whisky and made our own sours fora couple of evenings.