That’s “Khrungthep” To You, Mister.

It is Tuesday afternoon in Khrungthep (the name Thai people call the city the rest of us know as Bangkok) and I’m nearing completion of my first twenty-four hours in the city.  The flight in from New York took 17 hours, 5 minutes.  A full trip report will be posted in a few days, but the short version is that THAI Airways does a very good job with their international Economy class service, especially on this long-haul flight.

Through some bit of good fortune, I ended up having an entire row of four seats mostly to myself. 

By “mostly” I mean that there was a man sitting in the aisle seat some of the flight, but then he went to sit elsewhere for most of the time.

While I couldn’t sleep I did doze a bit, ate two meals and two snacks, and watched several different TV programs and parts of two movies. 

Unfortunately with the Audo/Video On Demand system, I was unable to watch “West Side Story” which was one of the “Classic Movies” choices.  You can demand your movies but that doesn’t mean you’ll get them.

On the way into the country, my Non-Immigrant B visa was accepted, so I now begin the first 90-day period of my year here “exploring investment options.” 

So What Was Emily For Halloween?

For those of you who were wondering, my niece Emily went trick-or-treating dressed as Princess Fiona from the Shrek movies.  Here is a picture of her.  Notice the green ears.  Nice touch.


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  1. Thanks for the update on you trip. Let me know when you post your flight report.This is the first posting that has had a fuzzy image of you with your bio on our computer. Also Emily’s picture was fuzzy. Any idea why? I turned off my accelerator thinking that was the cause but nothing change when I reopened the site. Keep your posting coming; we are interested in your and Tawn’s experiences in your new household.

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