Friends of mine moved to Bangkok the previous year and when we started planning our big vacation for 2016, we thought it would be a good idea to visit them, explore Bangkok and spend some time at one of the fabulous Thai beach destinations. We found a really good deal with Qatar Airways and flew from Berlin via Doha to Bangkok. A long, but a very comfortable flight with good entertainment programs, friendly staff and okay food (for airline food). We arrived in Bangkok on a Sunday afternoon and took a taxi to our hotel. We stayed for three nights and started exploring straight away. We were greeted with a typical rainy season thunderstorm, but as soon as it passed we were able to go out and discover our neighbourhood. Reading on you will find some information on our hotel, which we can really recommend, some of the tours and activities we did.