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Friday, June 1, 2001
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand:
Latitude: 13° 46' 12" North
Longitude: 100° 30' 7" East
Altitude: 4610 feet
From Seattle: 8558 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shanti Lodge

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1513
Linear Dist: 279634
Countries Visited: 77
Regions Visited: 291
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Hotels: 637
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 133
Hostels: 262
Transit: 99
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4661
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Journal Entry:
Went and picked up the final batches of photos. Some pretty good ones, including a few that go all the way back to Ngorongoro last August! It was very hot, so rather than walk (and just to do something different) took the river boat down to Tha Chang (near the Grand Palace) and walked back up to Khao San. After picking up my tickets for tomorrow's flight to Guam (via an eight hour layover in Taipei) I tried to find a flight home. The place I bought my Guam ticket wasn't very helpful (the man I dealt with yesterday wasn't there), and a second place couldn't get anywhere near what I wanted to pay. Finally at the third place I found something that's not to outrageously priced (early July is high season, so this was difficult). Unfortunately it turns out all the reasonable (<$500) flights between when I get back from the South Pacific and when I want to be home (July fourth) are sold out. After a couple frustrating hours I finally leave waitlisted on two flights. The only problem is that I won't know if I got a ticket until I get back to Bangkok - only two days before I'm hoping to fly home!

Eat diner at a random restaurant that was recommended by the woman at the last travel agent - it was very disappointing, I think anything on the street would have been better. After diner did some shopping on Khao San (mostly things that Stacy requested I bring her in Micronesia) then hit an air-conditioned bar for a beer and a snack. It's still way to hot out, so took a taxi back to the lodge. After a cold shower went to bed very early.


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

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