Chao Phraya River
After traveling for what seems like an eternity, when you get to Bangkok you probably don't think that a boat is there waiting to take you to your hotel (better than some seedy cab, no doubt) ... What you would'nt expect is that it takes you on a two hour loop (not a cruise, I guess some people would call it that) around the Chao Phraya River. The closest houses to a river that I've ever seen aren't like the ones here .... I can tell you that the traffic on the river (which is fortunately very wide), is continuous, and people don't stop smiling. Before, they took us to another anchored barge and offered us a drink and some sort of fruit-like food that's hard to explain appearance and taste-wise.