Bangkok can be a bit of a shock after cruising through the Thai countryside, but after a day or two, when you realise the Thai drivers in Bangkok are very courteous, it's a relatively pleasurable experience and beats the hell out of getting around Bangkok on foot or by public transport.

The red bus to Mr Pumpy's right is a local bus, and the two big green and blue ones are tourist buses. Tourists often stare out of the bus astonished as Mr Pumpy whizzes by (or in this case, angles his way through the traffic).