If someone had told me that my first night in Bangkok would be spent eating grasshoppers and racing tuktuks round the city at 2am, I would have told them to take a very long walk. But that's pretty much exactly how it was spent, along with watching a guy eat a scorpion (he removed the stinger) and drinking long islands from a bucket - all with people who I met on the airport bus. Awesome and hilarious. Khao San is ten million times tackier than I ever imagined, everyone here is tan, and since all six of us had flown from Kathmandu, we spent most of the bus journey marvelling at the fact there seems to be a highway system here, and the roads were actually paved. Wonders will never cease.