Daughter has beaten the monsoon dampening Bangkok and returned home to drier Nevada.
She says there were few visitors this time of year so she got to go on the trips solo with just a guide, and thus ended up driving the elephant from the front seat.
She climbed over 2000 tall stone steps to greet the Buddha above the city.
Bangkok is apparently dirty, hot and humid, and has too many pasty faced Europeans sporting beautiful young Thai women on their arms.
Most of the city was under water, but the bit she was staying on was frequented by bankers and such who had the high ground, to keep their feet dry. No change there then.
The islands and the people outside Bangers were lovely however and friendly. probably i will never be able to verify, long haul - not tempted.