Bangkok in the MorningsteemCreated with Sketch.

in steemfest •  2 months ago 

After breakfast, I took a short walk around the neighborhood. Street vendors were setting up for the day:

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A few blocks from the hotel, there’s a 7-Eleven where I stopped to by some bottled water. 7 Bhat each (about $0.23), rather cheap. I will be drinking a lot of bottled water while here; after a 30-minute walk early in the day, I was drenched in sweat.

Grilled fish for breakfast sounds tempting, but I’d already eaten:

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There are plenty of durians if I feel brave. But they cut them open with machetes that probably aren’t rinsed with bottled water:

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I’m about to head northwest along Thanon Krung Kasem (Thanon apparently Thai for Boulevard) towards Rajadammern Stadium where Muay Thai fights are held four (five?) nights a week. My son’s a Muay Thai coach and he really wants me to attend a match while I’m here. I want to check it out during the day before possibly attending a match after SteemFest. A two kilometer walk in the hot sun? I will probably take a tuk-tuk back the hotel afterwards. Steemfest registration is this afternoon. After we all have badges, it will be a lot easier to tell who’s who.

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@goblinknackers was also loitering around the streets this morning. I’m surprised you didn’t bump into him.

Hows the jet lag?

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I think I’m 90% past the jet lag. Got a good solid 8 hours of sleep last night.

Good to hear, see you in a few hours. The fun begins soon!

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Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!!!

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I hope you have a great time at Steemfest. Look forward to your reflections.

It was good talking with you tonight.