Trip Start Sep 24, 2006
107Trip End Sep 01, 2007
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Am very excited as my brother Brian and his girlfriend Carolyn, who live in Calgary, are coming to Thailand/Vietnam for a holiday arriving mid Feb. so looking forward to spending a couple of days with them. First time since visiting my relatives in Sweden that I will meet up with someone I know...
Anyway train to Chiang Mai leaves at 7:40 p.m. tonight and we arrive there at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. We have 2nd class sleeper with A/C tickets which means we sleep in bunks with curtains around us along with everyone else in the train car... and freeze as they have the A/Con turned up way to high. Had to pile on extra clothes and towels over me enroute from Serrithani to Bangkok. By the way, train ticket put me in a sleeper with a man! Fortunately he was very nice, a 24 year old chemical engineer travelling to Bangkok on business, going to take his TOEFL so he can apply for a US scholarship to MIT, Harvard etc. for a Master's degree and really wanted to practice his English! So I found out more about Thailand life/economy while he practiced speaking and wants to send me emails of his writing so I can correct his grammar and spelling, so it worked out for both of us. Funnily enough his first name was Nunnivit so I called him Nunavut and explained to him about that part of Canada so he wanted me to called him Nunavut..
Time just about running out on the computer here, which is not free. will update from Chiang Mai.