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Sunday, October 22, 2000
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand:
Latitude: 13° 46' 12" North
Longitude: 100° 30' 7" East
Altitude: 74 feet
From Seattle: 8558 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shanti Lodge

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1291
Linear Dist: 245301
Countries Visited: 72
Regions Visited: 271
More stats...
Hotels: 504
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 80
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4327

Journal Entry:
When I woke up it was very dark gray and rainy out so I went back to sleep. When I woke up again I'd missed check out so I decided to leave for Phuket tomorrow. It was still pouring rain so I walked next door and bought a flight for tomorrow afternoon then sat down at the internet cafe. The storm was frightening - the lightning was hitting so close that it would set my ears ringing and you could smell the ozone. I was concerned about the computers being on, but the manager doesn't seem concerned. After a few hours the rain lightened a bit and decided to head down to Siam Square to see a movie. I tried three theaters with a total of more than 20 screen and couldn't find anything I wanted to see - everything looks like bad slasher movies. Ended up having dinner then heading back to the guesthouse. I tried to take a nap, but then read instead. At midnight I went down for one beer and ended up sitting around talking with some of the other travelers. Five beers later it's five thirty in the morning and my alarm is going to go off in four hours.

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

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