So, there we were…the new year was only six days old and we were already at the far side of the globe, in Bangkok, on an early Sunday morning (6 January 2019). After some waiting on a group member who arrived an hour later a different flight, we were ready for the Bangkok traffic. As far as anyone can really be ready for the Bangkok traffic, even for the experienced global traveller it is something to get used to. Nevertheless, we arrived at our first stop, the excellent Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Museum at the military side of Don Mueang airport. Here we also met our last group member who had arrived by his own means. The museum is a real treasure trove full of rare and interesting aircraft, a real pleasure to spend a couple of hours in and not crowded at all on an early Sunday morning. The restoration hangar was unfortunately closed, with a soldier sitting at a desk in front of the hangar saying “no” to anyone who dared to ask. On the other hand, the storage area is freely accessible and not to miss for anyone interested in not-so-pristine airframes. By the time we were done at the museum, the temperature had risen to 30 degrees Celsius with typical tropical humidity. There are more preserved aircraft in the neighbourhood, most on military grounds, and the best way to see those is to go on foot, which we did. After that, it was good to be in the car again with the air conditioner on full blast! After getting to grips with navigating a car in Bangkok, with roads at two levels and the Thai tendency to use U-turns instead of allowing right turns (driving is on the left side of the road, by the way), we stopped at the National Memorial for some more preserved aircraft, before ending up near the approach of Don Mueang airport. It was a Sunday so not much military traffic was expected (none turned up) but half of our group also had an interest in airliners so for them it was time well spend. The spot we were at, same as last year’s group, is now being turned into a housing area, so next time it will likely be harder to find a decent spot near the approach. After a couple of hours, we decided to call it a day, with everyone tired from the long travels and the humid hot weather. Fortunately, our hotel was not very far away, check in went smooth and the rooms were comfortable and cool. At night we went for “dinner” in a nearby Tesco’s food court (it was better than it maybe sounds) where we literally got our first taste of spicy Thai food!