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Saturday, June 30, 2001
Hagåtña, Guam to Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand:
Latitude: 13° 46' 12" North
Longitude: 100° 30' 7" East
Altitude: 58 feet
From Seattle: 8558 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shanti Lodge

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Today's Travel:
Countries: United States, Thailand
Regions: Guam, Bangkok
Route: China Airlines flight 25: Guam - Taipei, flight 693: Taipei - Bangkok
Path:Hagåtña, Guam - Bangkok, Thailand
Linear:2949 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1542
Linear Dist: 288237
Countries Visited: 78
Regions Visited: 294
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Hotels: 651
Friends / Family: 350
Camping: 135
Hostels: 262
Transit: 100
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4723
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Journal Entry:
I got up at four and was at the airport by five. The flight to Taipei was only long because I was so tired and couldn't sleep. The wait in Taipei was just over an hour - much nicer than the last time through. The flight to Bangkok was easy and not to long. We landed around noon. Everything went smooth and by 1:30 I was checking in to the Shanti Lodge - much earlier than I had expected. After dumping my gear I decided against taking a nap and walked to Khao San road (for the last time) to find out if I'd gotten my flight back on the 3rd. At the travel agent I found out that I hadn't, instead they got me a flight back on the 2nd. Which was even better, but I freaked out a bit when I realized I'd be home in two days. I wandered around Khao San relishing the crowds that just a bit earlier had been so annoying. I bought some knock-off sunglasses and then a snap clip for my sandals. I've been trying to find a replacement to fix my sandals for for six months - figures I'd finally fix them a day before going home!

Back at the Shanti I checked email, then went in to get some Thai food. In the restaurant I ran into Kelly and her friend Christa who I had hung out with a month ago when I was in Bangkok. I sat up with them and had diner and several margaritas until late.


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