There is so much to do and see in the city of Bangkok it was hard to even know where to begin! We chose to explore the downtown area for our first full day in Bangkok before heading off to the islands for Christmas. We started the day with a traditional Thai breakfast served in a hot pan at a local cafe which used to be a small general store. From here we headed down to the river and jumped on a long boat for an hour long tour of the canals. We concluded our day with a few beer Changs and a visit to the Grand Palace, an absolutely magical and elaborate place.