On the Road Again, This Time to Bangkok

By the time you read this, I will probably be en route to Bangkok, Thailand. I will warn you there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next week.

If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you already know that I often travel to genealogy conferences. This time it is a personal trip, not related to genealogy.

I will have a laptop computer with me and will be staying in a modern hotel with wi-fi connectivity. However, I hope to maximize my time sightseeing and minimize my online time.

In addition, when traveling, one sometimes encounters unpleasant and unexpected problems, such as wi-fi that doesn’t work properly or a laptop computer that suddenly fails. Please don’t be surprised if I disappear for a few days.

By the way, this will be an “around the world” trip although I didn’t plan it that way. It seems that Bangkok is almost exactly half way around the world from my home in the eastern U.S. To travel from my home to Bangkok, it doesn’t make much difference if I fly east to get there or fly west to get there. Bangkok is about the same distance in either direction.

I went online to make my reservations and the airline suggested the quickest way to get there at the time I wanted to leave was to fly eastward on a red-eye flight from Orlando to Frankfurt, Germany and then connect to another flight to Bangkok.

After six days in the city, I will leave Bangkok on a flight going eastward again to Taiwan, then connect to a flight to San Francisco, and finally connect to a flight to Orlando. By the time I return home, I will have flown all around the world!

Admittedly, I won’t see much of the world but I do hope to see everything I possibly can while in Bangkok.




Hope you had a great flight and the time spent on the ground works out well in both places. Wonderful idea to fly around the world that way!!! Cheers!


Have a wonderful & safe vacation to Thailand! Should be something to see!


Have a good time on your trip. Thailand is supposed to be beautiful and have a very interesting history. You are making us all jealous.


Travel safely and have a terrific vacation!


Have a wonderful time!


Kathleen Kristjansson January 17, 2019 at 8:28 am

Good for you! You will love Thailand! Bangkok has much to see and do, but try also to visit Koh Samui and Chiangmai, in the south and north. Not a lot of genealogy there, though…Have a wonderful time!


Enjoy the journey, Dick!!!


Try ‘Cabbages and Condoms’ restaurant whilst you are there…..a Father’s tribute to a son I think. I went last year with my daughter and sister and had a lovely meal in a nice environment, is not somewhat unusual!


Pamela Ellis Gregory Hall January 17, 2019 at 11:48 pm

Have a wonderful trip. I’m sure you will delight in seeing many new things about their culture in Bangkok. Stay safe and enjoy!


Lydia Munson Giancotti January 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Hope you visit a floating market where you will enjoy seeing young children selling eggs, chickens, hats, etc from their small boats.


I visited Bangkok in Dec. 1966 and found the people warm and gracious! Have no idea what it is like now but I certainly enjoyed my time there!


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