Thanks all for the great advice. 2 days was not enough. We arrived from Singapore and went straight out to Kanchanaburi and will tell all about that in yet another forum lol.
We arrived back to Bangkok via the bus that dropped us off near the Grand Hotel. We tried to get a taxi but it was 7pm and about 5 taxis just refused to take us. We were told it was a very long way to our hotel. It was going to cost between 300 and 400 baht. So reluctantly we agreed after being knocked back by several to pay 300 baht. (We just thought that was a bit steap considering we had just spent 2 hours in a minivan for about the same price)
We stayed at Centrepoint Petchburi. Now it was only about 2km I think so we were a bit annoyed but given we had been knocked back we just lived with it.
We enjoyed our stay at centrepoint and I will give a review on the hotel. We loved the markets down below and also being across the road from Platinum and IT city was great.
The next day we had organised for Mr Chob to take us out on a cultural tour.
We visited the Grand Palace, Reclining buddah (I kept calling it the leaning buddah and this made Mr Chob laugh). We also went on a longboat ride. I started to feel a bit queezy from the smells and rough water so we decided to cut the day short. Mr Chob certainly knew his stuff and I am sure he must have thought we didn't appreciate the trip but I didn't feel the best and just had to get back to the hotel. We then went in a cab to the Hotel and spent over an hour in traffic. i think we moved about 1 km in 1/2 hour. Even Mr chob said he had never before seen traffic that bad. Sitting in the cab I just felt so lousy.
Ross was not really into the day but he tagged along becuase he knew I was interested. One thing I learnt. Make sure partner knows what is happening all the way and don't book something he may not like to do.
One big thing I did learn in bangkok. (Wish I knew this earlier) lol. Do not touch a monk!!!
Noone told me and in the busy street I bumped into one. Ohh no it reminded me of watching the movie "Life of Brian" where the guy hadn't talked for years and years....Here I was in the same situation. Never touch a woman. Damn i nearly gave him a bear hug! I wonder how it is effecting him???
So I made sure I side stepped everyone since then.
Had a relaxing afternoon and the tummy settled down a bit so off to Patpong. i had been before and we found this tiny little bar and yes i rang the bell...lol. I had counted first how many were there but I am sure suddenly there were the cousins, neighbours, long lost friends coming over to say hello for a free drink. lol. Ohh well it was worth the bit of fun and i became a legend in the bar. lol
Next day we slept in and then did a bit more shopping. The prices were so good and we bought lots of tshirts, shorts, sunnies, shoes etc. i even found a pair of size 44 shoes for me at the market!!!
Will definately go again and will definately stay at centrepoint. It had a great view, a balcony and a small kitchen.
Never did make it to the weekend market but felt we did ok shopping.
Will be back!