We're in Bangkok, Thailand. Me, Neil and Baby Nile. We came here for Neil's birthday! (There's also that training I have ...) Good timing.
We've been here since Sunday after traveling all day Saturday and crossing five time zones. Thai Airways is amazing. The hospitality and food on that flight were just a small preview to what we've experienced here in Bangkok -- everyone is wonderfully friendly and helpful and the food is incredible. We are staying in a five-star hotel that has blown my mind with the level of detail in service and quality (and quantity/frequency!) of food provided. I've never been on a cruise, but this must be what it feels like! I am sitting here in my hotel-provided robe and slippers before I'm going to get ready and go down to the breakfast buffet.
When I say breakfast buffet, that doesn't even begin to describe the offerings down there. The widest variety of foods, many made to order, are available. I will have to take pictures because words fail here. Then I'll head to training, where we are also plied with "refreshments" at 10:00 and 2:00 p.m., which have included all manner of fancy wedding-style appetizers and two attendants making coffee and tea. Then a provided, extensive buffet lunch. I feel so spoiled! And all of this is even before we leave the hotel.
I have yet to try the amazing street food that smells so good as I've walked by. We've been to a couple great restaurants already. In the evening after training we've headed out a bit, but there is still so much to see. It's safe to say that I would love to live here. So much to do, and so much green space as well -- parks and lakes. And did I mention the food? :)
We have a day and a half left to see what we can before we head to Singapore for the weekend to visit Brooke and Stuart and fam, so if not before, I'll check in from there!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Nov. 17, 2010
Thinking about my buddy. OK, so we're not really twins but I love this girl! We worked together in BsAs and people would confuse us, we always found eerie things in common, and we would coincidentally call or IM each other at the same moment.
I came in to her office one afternoon and as we were talking I realized we were DRESSED ALIKE!!!! So we set the camera on a shelf and recorded the moment. Now she is in Israel, working on saving the world, and I am keeping it real in Botswana.