Goodbye to friends

Today was Tim & Tracy’s last day in Thailand, with them heading out on a near-midnight flight. We spent the day dawdling around Bangkok (after recoving from the night before which took some doing, I can tell you) and I even managed to find an A & W selling root beer. Lovely!

We sat and enjoyed the sun (and bandaged Sharon’s blistered foot) in Lumpini Park. This is a huge park in the centre of the city where people gather in the early hours to exercise, do Tai Chi and basically chill out before work. It’s about the only public “no smoking” area in Bangkok (tell that to the farang sat on a bench near us – the Thais were too polite to) and dogs aren’t allowed in at all.

Dinner, once again, was at the Bull’s Head (I heartily recommend… erm… everything on the menu). On a Sunday they do a 2-hour promotion called Toss the Boss where the bar manager tosses a coin for each round you buy. If you win, you have to buy him a drink (usually a token 100Baht) but the round is free. If you lose… you pay for your drinks as normal. We paid for one round out of 6, and that one was only a single G&T and half a lager.

Tears were shed later as we were pummelled 1-3 by Liverpool. Oh, and when T&T left to fly home. Both events pretty much expected, though.

4 thoughts on “Goodbye to friends

  1. I won’t be watching tonight’s inevitable drubbing by Chelski. It’s on ESPN but the beach house where I am now (other updates to be posted) doesn’t have a T signal. The broadband’s more like an “always on” dialup connection so radio isn’t an option.

    Oh, and it’s a 4:05am kickoff over here as well.

  2. i wouldn’t worry about the times. I watched the last Euro Championship from China and Korea. The only problem was I never readjusted to the timezones.

    I thought I was bad but the Chinese and Koreans that I was working with where watching more matches then me (mainly to see Beckham :))

    I seem to remeber watching England getting knocked out in a bad hotel on a small island off the bottom of Korea.

  3. The last time I was abroad for an England competitive match was when Beckham kicked out at a stray Argie and got himself sent off… I was in Spain somewhere with Phil.

    It’s not too bad for the weekend games or early kickoffs (such as the World Cup will mostly be) as the time difference will only be 7 or 6 hours. The weekend games so far have been around 8pm or 11pm over here which is watchable. Last night’s Chelsea match was 3am (8pm in the UK) so there was no way I could catch that!

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