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Oh, hi... Thai

THAILAND | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [842] | Comments [5]

From Seoul we had a flight of a measly five hours down to Bangkok.  Contrary to the nightmares I kept having on the way down, our bags made it intact.  We caught a taxi with the cutest 70 year-old driver in the world, who, despite his limited English, gave us a running commentary of the sights through Bangkok.  We saw the football stadium, many hospitals that look like resorts (home to the famed "medical tourism" of Thailand), and the sprawling expanse that makes up the city.  I know I should have seen this coming, but Bangkok is HOT.  Like, turn the fan on full blast, walk at a slower pace, lethargy-inducing hot.  My delicious papaya smoothie with breakfast certainly helped, but I expect that life will move at a slower pace down here.  And that's just fine with me, escape from the ear to the grindstone and all that.  Christopher and I are planning on just hanging out and walking around today, then taking an overnight train to Chiang Mai, the biggest city in North Thailand.  It's really amazing just sitting around and seeing the street vendors, monks in saffron robes, and tuk tuk drivers cruising around. I can't believe we're really here!

Tags: bangkok, on the road, thailand

Comments

1

It was great hearing from you and knowing all is going really good for you. We hope you continue to have a safe and great time. Looking forward to your next report. Nana email: hpoe31@comcast.net Papa email: edette@comcast.net

Love you both - stay safe. Nana

  Nana & Papa May 17, 2009 10:57 AM

2

Sounds like you all are off to a good start. I am enjoying your reports and look forward to reading your next post. Christopher - Bailey is fine. Have fun and be safe. DAD/Kevin

  Kevin May 17, 2009 11:25 AM

3

I'm still grappling with the fact that y'all went somewhere without me but at least this way I can pretend I'm with you.

Smooches from the very boring ATH - Marlee

  Marlee May 17, 2009 3:35 PM

4

I'll have to look into this medical tourism

  Korean Kevin May 17, 2009 7:37 PM

5

Nothing really to add - I just like K Chang's alliteration.

  Parker May 18, 2009 10:06 AM

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