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11
Nov '10

Flight Day.

12 Hours To Seoul.

Hour Layover For Duty Free.

5 More Hours To Bangkok.

1pm flight — set the alarm for 6, what was I thinking. Snooze, snooze until 7:30 and out of the house at 9 when Mick picks me up — GOAL — not sit in crappy preassigned middle seat, but sit in bulkhead aisle.

Goal acheived. Got bulkhead middle… but then someone on the other side of the plane wanted to trade for my seat.

Seattle – Seoul. Exit row aisle, four movies, drank them out of scotch, which sometimes was Jack Daniels, apparently Koreans aren’t particular about their scotch, and just assume it’s all whiskey.

Hour layover — Dalmore Grand Reserve for too much money, but it comes with a free laptop case which will fit the computer I don’t have with me.

Five hours to Bangkok — and my boarding pass wouldn’t scan at the boarding gate…. oh, you’ve been moved to an exit row aisle. It pays to call a week before, beg then to put your Alaska number in, and take them up on the offer to put a note in your record — would like bult head aisle seat.

Fluffernutter and some hottie tour guide waiting for me (and the other 37 people on this tour) outside customs. I’m not sure, but I’m thinking it’s been 15 years since we were last in Bangkok together — and that was one VERY differnt trip.

Herding kittens into busses and then onto the hotel. These are the things I’ve learned from the Holiday Inn Silom….

  • Dial 6 for ice made from filtered water
  • Internet is basically $10 for 24 hours — hence you are getting a blog report for tomorrow as well — better than $3 for 30 minutes.
  • Dalmore Gran Reserva is awesome

It is now 4:10am, an I have a wake up call for 7am for breakfast, palace tour, emerald buddha, tailor made clothes, maybe meeting up with a buddy who lives here… damn. Full day coming, no like today wasn’t a killer.

Should have some nice pics on tomorrows post — while I still have the web.

[99 kilos — do the math, 100 kilos is 220, so I’m loving this scale in the hotel room]

2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Flight Day.

12 Hours To Seoul.

Hour Layover For Duty Free.

5 More Hours To Bangkok.

  1. Disgruntled Michael Says:

    Sniff. So I suppose you didn’t want to see me on this particular trip?

  2. markso Says:

    Wish I could have! Too bad I wasn’t in control of my flights.