Bangkok, January 2012
Part II

After Part I

January 9-16, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Watcharee and I took Christopher to the buffet at the Hyatt Erawan Hotel. Which dish do you think is his?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Inside Bangkok's Hyatt Grand Erawan's lobby and buffet dining room.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After New Hampshire it looks like the cattle car will lose some weirds.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Climate change. Global warming.

Denial and awareness.

PS: Oh fuck!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Possible Terrorist Threat

January 13, 2012

This message alerts U.S. citizens in Thailand that foreign terrorists may be currently looking to conduct attacks against tourist areas in Bangkok in the near future. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a heightened awareness when out in public; be alert for unattended packages/bags in public/crowded places and report any suspicious behavior to the nearest law enforcement personnel. We also encourage you to keep a low profile in public areas, particularly areas frequented by foreign tourists.

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling 66-2-205-4049, or by e-mailing The Embassy’s after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-2-205-4000. The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling 66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at The after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-81-881-1878.

For the latest security information, you should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website, where current Worldwide Cautions, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings and health-information resources can be found. You can also obtain up-to-date information on security by calling 1-888-407-4747 (toll free) in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers in other areas, by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We encourage you notify us of your presence in Thailand by enrolling in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

Note: Due to a technical error, some recipients received this message - followed by a recall message - a few minutes later. Please disregard the recall message.

PS: "One Night in Bangkok".

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ad Makers, a Thai restaurant in the retail section of our Bangkok condo's garage, delivers directly to our front door.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My favorite Lebanese restaurant, "Beirut", also delivers to our front door.

Monday, January 16, 2012

A different kind of fishing pole.


Next: Part III

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