Four years ago yesterday I was just about to step onto this plane at Sydney Airport to make the big move here to Bangkok, with my worldly possessions reduced to the contents of 1 backpack and 2 suitcases. And I’m still here …… although there will probably be another “Change in Latitude” late next year, but only a few hundred kilometres this time when my girlfriend and I are likely to move upcountry to her home in Ubon Ratchathani.
While I’m still happy to live here in the “Big Mango” she would prefer the slower Issaan lifestyle with her family nearby.
So it will be goodbye to Skytrain and aircon malls, hello to the scooter and the daily village market ….and early morning roosters 😦
On a more sombre note, today is the anniversary of the late King Rama 9’s death last year so it is a rather sad day for most Thais, and probably more so in a couple of weeks when their beloved King is cremated. So if anybody is coming here for a holiday soon expect a very quiet couple of days, although there has apparently been no official decree about bar closures etc.