January 8th, 2012 03:49 AM
Hello, From Bangkok. SA Paid Off Today!!
Well, here we are, day 2 in Bangkok.
Mrs. GB and I checked out the weekend market. It has to be seen to be believed. Thirty five acres and over 8000 stalls inside and outside with everything imaginable under the sun for sale. Chatuchak Market in Bangkok - Bangkok Weekend Market
My SA was on yellow, not concerned for our personal safety as they had a no weapons sign up at the gate.
I was concerned about so many bodies in close proximity invading our personal spaces and it turns out my concern was warranted.
I thought I felt something and turned quickly as a result. Sure enough, a pants pocket had been unzipped, but the contents were still there. The only thing they would have gotten was the key card to my hotel which would have been useless to them as it did not identify the room number and everything of value is locked in the safe anyway.
Mrs GB sometimes thinks I'm paranoid, but this may give her something to think about. She now understands why I wear a money belt when we travel and keep anything on my person that's valuable in an side zippered or velcroed pocket.
Enough about that. Another couple of days here, then it's off the the beaches of Southern Thailand for some serious R&R.
Enjoy yourselves everyone and I'll be checking in occasionally.
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January 8th, 2012 09:26 AM
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January 8th, 2012 11:30 AM
January 8th, 2012 11:46 AM
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January 8th, 2012 12:04 PM
Was stationed in Korat back in 1974-75, one of my favorite countries. We had a dive club on base and on weekends we would charter a bus and head to Pattaya beach to go diving, it was like diving in a huge aquarium absolutely beautiful. You picked a fantastic destination, enjoy.
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January 8th, 2012 12:08 PM
Just watched the Hangover II last night...Hope you have a much better time! Stay safe. Get home safe.
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January 8th, 2012 12:46 PM
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January 8th, 2012 02:14 PM
Dont touch the mushroom....I had to say it....
Originally Posted by BigJon10125
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Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means, that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you......
January 8th, 2012 03:02 PM
Stay alert (sounds like you are)...stay safe, but enjoy!
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January 8th, 2012 03:40 PM
I hear one night there makes a hard man humble.
January 8th, 2012 06:49 PM
Was at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB 73-74. Did some R&R time in Bangkok. Went back in '86 for a visit.
Enjoy and be safe.
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January 8th, 2012 10:02 PM
January 8th, 2012 10:07 PM
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January 8th, 2012 10:20 PM
SA never sleeps...and when we are unable to dress as we wish, it moves closer to the conscious
we have to be a little more on the ball two fold--we are also in a place strange to us and the
movement and actions of people, much like the food--has an element of difference.
i keep my wallet in my front pocket, always have.
during a family visit to Boston a group of us were at Quincy Hall (2 levels of lots of ethnic food)
when i felt a light touch to my back pocket. i turned quickly and locked eyes with a tallish dude who, as i shouted 'picked pocket'
ran through the crowd; disappeared in heartbeat. unfortunately with my cousins wallet also.
i try to avoid crowds, but be prepared and extra alert if you gotta go.
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January 8th, 2012 10:21 PM
Same thing here! Watched it last night and immediately thought of it when I saw this post....movie must have done wonders for tourism there!
Originally Posted by BigJon10125
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