Last Week in BangkokDecember 15, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C
Monday morning we were up early, to catch our 7:45 am flight from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok. The condo we stayed in was only about 1 Km from the airport, so it was an easy walk. The flight back was uneventful, and we returned to the Aspira hotel that has good hot water and stable wifi, and is generally clean and in a quiet area. We got back to soi 13 at 10 am, so had to kill some time before checkin. So had lunch at the Sportsman Pub and watched some football (Pitt vs Buff). Then we ventured off to find the MBK Center to check out new phones and batteries. Big zip, Jo decided no on the phones and cameras . . . and I went the cheaper route on a new battery and just got a class C USB cable and will use an external battery for the remainder of the life of my old cell phone. We got back at 1 pm, and were able to check in then, so unpacked and relaxed for a while. Jo got in a nap, while I went to the Monday Hash.
BMH3 - We started in a familiar location, and the trail had many familiar aspects, but was not marked very well. I was lucky to stay within vision of the tail end of the pack again, and made it in just after dark. My old friend Bangcock from Tokyo was not so lucky. He actually fell down on trail and got disoriented, and did not return to the finish until after circle and dinner. He came in with a bandage on his head, and a bloody lip. So we gave him some beer, and got him to see some proper medical care. He should be ok. https://www.relive.cc/view/vYvE92dKkGv
We were going to go out scouting for our trail on Thursday, but ended up just relaxing and recovering from 8 straight days of hashing. Had a nice lunch at the Aussie restaurant, then watched a couple movies (Remember the Titans and We Are Marshall), both are slightly emotional movies, so after that we went out to meet the hash gang at the Kiwi Club. Early evening, good nights sleep. Planning to scout Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, Jo went for an early morning workout, and then we met at the train station to go out to our run site. We spent a couple hours looking for some good stuff, and then had a beer for lunch. Made our way back to the hotel to rest for a little bit, then repack and head out for the hash with the Harriettes.
BH - It was a short run at the GM's condo. Mostly pavement, but it was a fun trail. We got called out for it being our last Bangkok Harriettes trail, and said farewell to those we won't see again. The rest, we invited out to the Thursday Hash, to run our trail. Will also see some at the Men's Hash on Saturday, and the Siam Sunday H3. https://www.relive.cc/view/vZqNN1dwg3q
BTH3 - We left town at about 1 pm, to make our way to Watthakat to set our hash trail. We arrived a bit before 2, and after some set up with flour and chalk (and a full bag of paper that we ended on not using at all), we started marking. We had a general plan on what we wanted to do, but still changed a few areas up a bit as we moved along. Since it was a night time trail, we over marked it with arrows and drops of flour to ensure no one would get lost. Trail actually followed along the railroad tracks 4 times, but did not cross paths as we worked our way back and forth trough the neighborhoods. In the end, it took us just over 2 hours to set it, and the FRBs finished in just under an hour. The back end of the pack finished in about 90 minutes, all in the dark, so it was a solid success. Well done to Founder Pounder for skillfully setting trail, and letting me help out. :) https://www.relive.cc/view/vevYV3A3PyO
Friday is a recovery day, I stayed in bed most of the day except for a couple of trips out to get laundry done and a haircut, then out for lunch with Jo. Other than that, I slept many hours. Saturday was more of the same, ended up going back to see the doctor.
S2H3 - Felt better on Sunday after a good dinner and sleep. The Siam Sunday H3 was an excellent trail through the countryside. In the end, we had to say goodbye to all our friends as this was our last planned hash in Bangkok.Read more