It is the hot & dry season, in the north also called the smoggy & burning season. Everything looks dry but some trees start to blossom in this time of the year and it is stunning beautiful. I love trees!
I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.
Not a nice old station but at the end (or beginning) of a special line and with a very special attraction. Also famously known as "The Rail Road Market". See also Visiting Talat Rom Hub
This the line between Bangkok and Mae Klong that is interrupted by the Tha Chin River where you have to take the ferry to the other side. And then continue your train ride to Mae Klong.
Yes Bangkok (and Thailand as a whole) is changing, and many times for the better.
Traveling over the Chao Phraya River shows an all other side of this magnificent city. At the south side there is the harbour with floating docking-stations. And a bit up-stream the sky-line of modern Bangkok with the famous Ghost-Tower.
We had to be in Pattaya for 2 days and we did stay at "Amari Ocean Tower" along the beach road. Still love it, great rooms and best breakfast buffet in town. In the evening we had a drink at "Horizon Rooftop Bar & Restaurant" at the 34th floor of Hilton Pattaya Hotel. Great view, fantastic service and delicious cocktails. Not cheap, but highly recommended!
Then be aware of the fact that recently they changed the rules of their tickets sales and some class do NOT have FREE baggage anymore. You can buy baggage up-to 24hr before leaving, but after that it costs 300 THB per kg. In that case it might be cheaper to buy an all new ticket.
Of course you can just use carry-on baggage as long as you do not have more as 7kg, your baggage is not to big and your baggage does not contain things that can not be taken as carry-on.
I assume Air Asia will be happy with this new promotion of Nok Air as now there is no reason anymore not to fly with Air Asia. So here I come Air Asia!