Subject: Bangkok in October
Hi all - My husband and I will be in Bangkok for about a week in early October and I'm running late and just now getting to my pretrip reading. Does anyone have a favorite book that I should read to learn a little of the feel of Thailand? I've got a good guide book (I think -- it's the Eyewitness guide). A friend recommended that we rent "Belly of the Beast" and turn off the sound. Any other ideas?

Since we'll only be there a week, we're planning to explore Bangkok and anything we can reasonably do from there. Your ideas are very welcome!

Thanks so much for any assistance. Patti in California