By Taylor  -  Anyone who has been to Bangkok and taken a tuk tuk knows that they can be a lot of fun, and a major ripoff. There is talk of gasoline coupons, and commission, and "Official" tuk tusk vs private ones.It is impossible to get into one without being harassed to be taken to a tailor shop or travel agency. And at night you are constantly asked if you want to go to a lady massage or out for some "boom boom".

Leaving London Heathrow, 31st August 2016 at 9.40pm and arriving after nearly 12 hours flight at 3.30pm, September 1st, in Bangkok, Thailand. I had booked Thai Airways, to have my first experience of the country, I will stay for about a month. The plane was pretty new, clean and friendly stewardesses welcoming passengers.  As the aircraft was not fully booked, I was offered 3 sits, as many others too. Good thing, so I was able to stretch myself and sleep. But even legroom is really good. Compared to (very bad) Virgin Atlantic or even acceptable (KLM). And I mean standard sit... The food and drink offered was surprisingly good. Whereby the coffee is a bit strong. During the 12 hours, I got up 3 times, exercising my legs a bit, but fell asleep again soon. Arriving at Bangkok`s new, futuristic and huge international airport, passing trough low clouds....monsoon season in Thailand. The rainy season, lasts from May to November and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall in most of Thailand is at its heaviest.