Arrrival in Bangkok
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Where I stayed
The Sourire Hotel
What I did
Tokkyo Airport and late nite eatery in Bangkok
The sojourn took 23 hours on paper, but seemed like an eternity. If left to Michele's math, the trip took 2 days. Who's right, who's wrong? Who cares, we're in Thailand.
The 12 hour trip to Tokyo proved a bit of a challenge to Michele, but nothing that a shower in the United Lounge couldn't take care of. Jean-Pierre's work travels proved to finally have its merits in terms of his United Mileage club status affording us the many perks that come with it, to include enjoying the nice eatery in the members' lounge; Michele took the opportunity to feast on delicious sushi, while Jean-Pierre had his own feast with the Asahi beer
Then it was on to our connecting flight. Imagine our surprise to find out it would be another 6 hours worth....compounded by an hour delay. Darkness set in and our body clock confusion kicked in. Being that it was past 6am back home and time to face a new day, our environment told us otherwise. Should we listen to our bodies or should we begin the acclimation to the Thai timezone? As you can see from the picture, we settled to listen to our bodies and had a hearty meal at 2am immediately after checking in.
Our meal consisted of Jean-Pierre's, and now Michele's favorite, Tom Yum Goong and a vegetable and pork meal, which Michele dubbed "mystery meat"; she's now also that Tom Yum Goong is liquid crack given how addictive it is, no matter how spicy it is. Jean-Pierre swears it's the lemon grass. We'll have plenty of time to further research this phenomena.
Our sojourn concluded at 3:30 am, reliving the adventure of getting here, but no before saying a prayer for Dean....our prayers to Dean and Sandy, we love you both and are pulling for Dean's speedy recovery.
In the words of Tony Reali of ESPN's Around the Horn......"we're in a 23 hour break......see you then".
Jean-Pierre / Michele