We managed to drive from Phrae to Bangkok. The traffic was very quite for most of the way. In bangkok it was pretty easy, not as bad as I thought, as we basically hit the tollway to the airport. We didnt pre-book a hotel as we were not sure if we would find it whilst driving, so we just stopped when we found a hotel by the airport. It turned out to be alright.
We flew into Taipei last night. The boys (particularly Isaac) was very excited about flying, they love it. From Taipei airport we caught a bus to town, to our hotel here. We are about to look around town now.