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Sunday, January 14, 2001
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand:
Latitude: 13° 46' 12" North
Longitude: 100° 30' 7" East
Altitude: 572 feet
From Seattle: 8558 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shanti Lodge

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1375
Linear Dist: 267792
Countries Visited: 73
Regions Visited: 274
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Hotels: 515
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 86
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4504

Journal Entry:
I didn't sleep well last night due to snoring, a hard mattress, and I don't know what else. I gave up trying to sleep at seven and got up and had breakfast - my favorite - museli with yogurt, fruit, and peanuts. I sat in the restaurant reading until things started to open. Arranged to move into a room (at least I can get away from the snoring!) I went out to talk to a travel agent I'd used before but he wasn't open so I hit the internet and then came back. The travel agent gave me prices for flights to India ranging from $105 (Calcutta) to $188 (Madras). Right now I think I'm tending towards flying into Delhi ($159) on Wednesday - which gives me time to look around and check out some other travel agents before leaving.

Back at the guest house I moved into a room, and then found out the fan didn't work. There was a guy to fix it, but while he was working I couldn't lock the door so I wasn't comfortable leaving the area. I worked on the internet for an hour and then came back to my room - he was still working, so I read for an hour - still working. Finally just as he finished it started to pour rain. I gave up on walking to Khao San Road and went back to the internet and then spent the rest of the afternoon reading and listening to music.

I had an early dinner - Pad Thai! Then went back to my room to read for a while. I was really getting tired but I didn't want to go to bed to early. So I went back downstairs and had a beer before crashing hard at 11.

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

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