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Monday, October 16, 2000
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand:
Latitude: 13° 46' 12" North
Longitude: 100° 30' 7" East
Altitude: 106 feet
From Seattle: 8558 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shanti Lodge

Today's Travel:
Country: Thailand
Region: Bangkok
Weather: Overcast / Partial Sun / Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1285
Linear Dist: 244833
Countries Visited: 71
Regions Visited: 270
More stats...
Hotels: 498
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 80
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4309

Journal Entry:
I got to sleep in again! Two nights in a row. Unfortunately the guesthouse gets noisy quite early so it wasn't that great. Spent the morning doing laundry, writing in my journal, and having a yummy breakfast. In the afternoon I took a taxi to the Emirates office downtown. I spent another hours with the agent, but at the end I have my new tickets! I'm flying from Bangkok to Tokyo on November second and on to San Francisco on November fifth. Rather that pay for a taxi I took a canal boat about half way back then walked to Siam Square. I spent the afternoon wandering around amazed at the excess - the malls here make anything in the US look small. I only bought a couple books so I'd have reading materials. Had a big fancy lunch / dinner. Just for the adventure I caught the Sky train back towards the lodge. Spent an hour on the internet - mostly just playing. Spent the late night sitting around reading while waiting for my parents to call when they got to their hotel - the finally called just after midnight - they made it! Unfortunately I picked the wrong flight, so we're not going to be flying in to Cambodia together - they'll be four hours behind me. I did most of my packing then went to bed.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Bangkok
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Thailand
CIA - The World Factbook: Thailand

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