despite quite a bit of travel anxiety, the trip itself, all 37 hours, was smooth and not over-tiring. eleven hours on a plane (LHR-BKK) passes fairly quickly, when one has good books and movies on demand.
Traveling with Renee, who knows the country quite well, is a treat. She likes to eat the same way I do, and my twelve hours or so here have been nicely bracketed by excellent meals, all within a minute walk of the guest house.
it’s very sweet here.
eating vegan is easy in Bangkok, and I’m not worrying about eating raw (as my typical, I don’t trust raw food in restaurants most of the time.) there is fresh fruit on every corner, and everything is soooo inexpensive.
We had an incredible dinner for two last night- eight dollars. all vegan- hot & sour soup, maki rolls with peanut sauce, veggie rolls with cashew sauce, mint tea, thai tea….
and calling the US only costs 3 cents per minute!