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In Thailand and Laos

It’s been an uneventful trip so far. The flight over to Thailand was long, but there were plenty of entertainment options (movies, games, music) on board the China Air plane, though the food wasn’t up to the standards of my usual carrier, Thai Airlines. I learned that the Taipei airport was shut down several hours after my flight left there, due to a Category 2 typhoon that hit the island.

I spent a pleasant Monday evening in Bangkok with my former Moroccan supervisor, John Scacco, and his wife, who invited me to their condo apartment for a delicious home-cooked meal. Then, on Tuesday evening I took the overnight train to Nong Khai, where I met up with Nai.

There has been plenty of rain here in Nong Khai, but not enough to prevent me from going to my favorite massage parlor, Healthy Garden. If you’re ever in Nong Khai, I highly recommend that you visit the place. Another nice business is the hotel that I stay at when I’m in Nong Khai– The Pantawee. Good rooms for $30 a night, free internet, nice cafe, close to the Mekong. Give it a try.

Ok, so today we’re heading into Laos and I don’t really know when I’ll be able to post again. Perhaps in a week or so, hopefully. More later.

P.S. I’ve turned on comments again, in case OGM wants to say something about the Manny Ramirez trade (snicker).

1 comment to In Thailand and Laos

  • OGM

    In the words of most citizens of Red Sox Nation these days, "Manny who ?" A great weight has been lifted from our shoulders and collective psychies (?sp?) akin to the departure of the Sultan of Fat, I mean Swat. We seem to be in the Bay State now 😉 and for the uninitiated, that’s a play on the nickname for Massachusetts as well as Red Sox Nation.

    I AM sorry to hear about Posada though because of all the NY Yankees, he seems to be the classiest player of all. And since I think Matsui is about the most dangerous hitter in the AL East, that’s a shame as well…oh well . Of course, ARod will look really cute in his new red ‘friendship’ bracelet. :satisfied: :satisfied: