Week One Wrap Up

So it was a week ago almost exactly that I stepped off the plane in Bangkok with nothing but a backpack, a guidebook, and a vague plan. Now I am a streetwise traveler who has mastered the transportation, trekked in the jungle, tried a wealth of new foods, met new people, and even picked up a few Thai phrases. Not a bad start to my adventure.

Traveling with Andrew, Per, and Myke has been great. Having a group of similarly minded people to eat and adventure with has been just what I needed to get my mindset right. Just yesterday, they suggested we rent motorcycles to get outside of town a bit. It was just the ticket. And we really made a strong showing at the trivia night at the local ex-pat bar last night. (Actually we got 11th out of 12. Who would have known those ex-pats were so smart?)

Next week, those boys leave town, and a new contingent of traveling buddies arrive. I'm so fortunate to have all of this work out. It is funny to think that less than a month ago, this wasn't even a glimmer in my eye. Now I am sitting in an internet cafe in the north of Thailand, sipping a fresh fruit shake that cost $.43, contemplating the options that I have in front of me. So great.
Friday September 22 2006File under: travel, Thailand

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on Fri 22nd Sep, 2006 10:58 pm UTC Saxtor said:
A week, eh? Time flys! Sounds like the 4 of you are definitely living it up. Nate told me to tell you to be sure to have a watermelon shake as he finds them to be awesome. Your next batch of travelling companions would be Trista and Chapman?
on Sat 23rd Sep, 2006 04:24 am UTC Mom said:
So, what about the Bhat? Sounds like the best currency investment out there right now. And what are you pointing at?
on Sat 23rd Sep, 2006 04:42 am UTC Trista said:
that's right, Saxtor! penetratin' Thailand! The count rises, 6 San Juan natives. A-town represent!
on Sat 23rd Sep, 2006 09:47 am UTC Andrew said:
hmmm.. maybe a San Juan coup of Thailand? just a thought...

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