John's Thailand Sketchbook
In January of 1993
Eleanor and I explored Thailand with our friends Trevor and
Sheila. While traveling in Thailand I tried to do a sketch a day
and would only occasionally write in my journal.
Bankok was teeming with people. Very polluted noisy and hot. Two days was enough. I'm happier out here in the country. Our hotel in Bankok was perhaps too western - in the hotel you could almost imagine you were back home, air conditioning, western toilet, bacon and eggs for breakfast. But outside it was very different indeed. There was a market right outside the hotel that seemed to go on for blocks. Teeming with people, swarming with people - and so very hot and smelly. Many traffic policemen and cyclists wore masks.
Having Trevor's friend Peter take us out for
lunch and dinner was a very special treat on our first day.
Although it was exhausting and we were concerned about Lou's
missing pack. I guess we will never know where it was displaced
but it arrived a day late.
The problem with the first few days is the jet
lag - and in some ways maybe we shouldn't have pushed ourselves
so hard. But we were anxious to leave Bangkok so we managed to
see the "important" stuff in a mere two days.
Jan 9, 1993 - Sam's Place
Coming here was tense for me as we were unsure
of the train schedule - but it all worked out the way it should.
(and my nervous stomach settled down).
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Dec 29, 2021