A colleague and two of her friends just came back from a trip to Bangkok. Everyone knows Bangkok is the place for shopping. So as expected they all came home with having to pay for excess baggage. She said it is still worth it.
Besides clothes, accessories, and handicraft, she also brought home some seriously nice discount upholstery fabric. They are silk fabrics and come in very attractive patterns and shades. A reminder, if you are planning to shop, I mean really shop, in Bangkok, the places to go to are factory outlets.
But seriously with all those bomb incidents lately, they must be very brave to be venturing into Bangkok. The lure of shopping overcomes all fears, I suppose.