September 9-16, 2012
The girls are back.
River City is hosting a "Vintage Living" exhibit ... in short: Thai made goods and art for sale.
Where were you on 9/11 eleven years ago? I was living at The Oriental Hotel here in Bangkok. I had finished dinner and had returned to my rooms. When I switched on my living room TV I thought I was watching a movie ... really! After about 15 seconds it came to me that it was reality.
Where were you 20 years ago? I was at an early 'fest' meeting of Lawsig. It was held in Buffalo, New York.
More from Vintage Living.
My "Rocky" cache had to be moved to this new location ... about 5 paces from the original location.
PS: This is Rocky's former home.
Ad Makers, a Thai restaurant and one of our in-house eateries delivered this to our floor 26.
PS: If the worry of flooding was not enough.
September 13, 2012
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update
The U.S. Government is saddened by the death of four American personnel, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya, this week. U.S Embassies in Egypt and Yemen have also faced protests.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is not aware at this time of any specific threat to U.S. citizens in Thailand. As a general precaution, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution and to be aware of their surroundings, particularly around large crowds or gatherings.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (66-2) 205-4000 or visit the U.S. Citizens Service website at http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/. We will post the most updated information on the website.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Thailand enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://www.travel.state.gov/. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the embassy or nearest consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Thailand. For additional information, refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad."
Contact the embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.
The 2012 Elephant Polo games starts in Hua Hin, Thailand, and the Screwy Tuskers and the Screwless Tuskers are NOT there.
In the Ruam Rudee strip mall a vigilante sign was posted on a sacred tree warning car drivers to park between the yellow lines, to pull their cars close to the curb and, if parking parallel, keep their cars in neutral with the hand brake off. The tone of the language is 'critical'.
Here are some soi food-stalls for reader Peter Catchpole.
Next: Part III