This recent trip to Penang and Bangkok has been one of the quieter vacations in the sense that there were very little sounds from other vacationers/people around us - sounds of doors slamming in the morning or water running, etc. Except for Penang, the sound of Bangkok traffic barely reached us. Perhaps it is a quiet season.
Traffic in Bangkok was madness as usual. It took an hour to get from Suanplu to Chamchuri Square one rainy afternoon around 4 pm. Under "normal" traffic conditions, it probably would have taken 15 minutes.
K1 and K2 also took very easily to meeting my cousin's kids. They seem to love the notion of meeting "long lost relatives" or something since this is their first meeting. Would this make them second cousins?