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September 27th - We made it. First plane leg was way tooooo long, 12 hours and 59 minutes. We slept a little and watched a bunch of movies like X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Money Monster, Tarzan and Demolition.
We just made the connection for the plane from Taipei to Bangkok as we only had about 50 minutes to do it.
That leg was only 3 hours and 5 minutes. We had a meal, China Airlines has okay food. We also watched the movie Angry Birds. It was a cool animated movie.
We breezed through Immigrations, picked up our bags and walked through the " Nothing to Declare" line at customs.
Daeng and I kissed, said: "See you tomorrow." She took a taxi to see her brother in the Bangkok Hilton.
Jon, our trusted driver, took me and all the bags to Pattaya, 2 hours south of Bangkok.
It's going to be a shower and bed for me. It was a good trip.
I shower, rented a motorbike for the week, had a massage with Thai (That is her name, Thai, so it's a real Thai massage.), had breakfast and went shopping for distilled water for my CPAP machine and cookies.
I think I'm doing to take a nap and maybe visit some friends later today.
Maybe we can say goodbye to jet-lag.
Then I drove over the hill to Jomtien Beach, meet with some more friends, checked out the beach and a hotel that Jon, our driver told us about.
It is nice for 900 THB (about $26 USD) a night.
It's time for a nap.
September 30th - At 8:00 AM, I'm starting my day with a western breakfast.
I am going to meet with friends in 3 meetings today. With a massage and a nap, it will be a full day.
It's Friday, with big sales, so Daeng is going shopping.
October 1st - Revelation, I forgot my phone in the charger at our room last night when I went to a meeting in Jomtien Beach and DID NOT MISS IT!
We travel north on October 6th at 7:35 AM.
We land south of our home at 8:55 AM, so with the ride 60 km north, we should be home by 11:00 AM on Thursday.
For lunch, we walked across the street into the largest, oceanfront shopping center in Asia, Central Festival.
I had chicken noodle soup and Daeng had Papaya salad.
We are just going to hang out, get some sun and have some fun.
They close down the end of Beach Road around 6:00 PM and reopen it to vehicles around 2:00 AM.
October 4th - We did have fun on Walking Street.
October 5th - Today we visited the Sanctuary of Truth.
That is why we had to wear hardhats.
If you get to Pattaya, do yourself a favor and go see it.
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October 6th - We returned motorbike, packed and checked out of Dobler House at 4:30 AM.
We just stopped to fill up with propane for the 125 km to airport in Bangkok.
It is raining!
It was a smooth trip to the Bangkok Airport, an easy check in at Bangkok Airways.
Besides being 800 THB (about $24.00 USD) lower in plane fare and not charging extra for the 8 km over in luggage weight, they feed us, also
They have a wonderful passenger lounge with great food and coffee.
We are unpacked, luggage is put away, pickup truck and both motorbikes started, tire pressures checked on motorbikes and bicycles.
It was a good trip with our stay in Pattaya but it is nice to be home in Mae Sai.