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How Far Are You Willing To Walk?

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Hi,

 

"and will collect my certificate at the next meeting I attend."

 

Roughly in the year 2016 :)

 

Sanuk!

 

Roughly? Does 2013 count in the roughly part? I'll be there this year. And everyone will be made whole, if that makes sense to those that matter.

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Pre sky train, I used to walk from my hotel on Suk to the end of Silom,near the river. Once, I decided to take a boat ride on a klong and it stopped around the Armari Watergate. I walked the rest of the way to the palace area. I very rarely take a taxi while in Bangkok but take the skytrain and underground. It goes back to my days of travelling in Europe and getting screwed by taxi drivers, particularly while in France.

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Does walking in the Army count?

 

Yes, the good old days. Walked somewhere between 5 - 10 klicks every day. Sometimes up and down mountains. A couple times in Laos (but that was a secret). And at least once per day carrying abut 70 -100 pounds or thereabouts. I was also weighted about 70 lbs. - or 5 stone - less - back then.

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II Corps! I was in the Tri-Border area - Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos.

 

Longest we walked was sweeping the road between Kontum and Dak To every day, 30 miles apart. C Co came north and we moved south, meeting them in the middle. Blazing sun and no cover, not a lot of fun. Got sniped at now and then, but it beat being in the infantry.

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I'm gonna have to proof read my posts a little more carefully. I may have early signs of dyslexia. Too many mis-typed words. Or is it carpal tunnel?

 

But back to walking.

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Many years ago (too many I care to remember), I visited my friend, an expat working in Bangkok, and I

stayed at his apt on Sukhumvit 46. One day, I walked from his apt to Silom road around Rama IV where Jim Thompson's shop was located.

 

I now know only fools like tourists (farang) would walk such a long distance in the hot sun and pollution. Thai know better and would use (back then) tuk tuks, taxis (back then, taxis did

not have meters) buses for a small amount of money!

 

While I am older today, I would never walk great distances in

Bangkok. On the other hand, about a year ago, I walked from Road 3 from a hotel that was closer to the bus station to walking street in Pattaya. When it is not too hot, it is ok.

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