My AIS sim card came with the PUK printed on it. My TrueMove sim card did not, and I couldn’t track down the default pin code anywhere online or in the manual. Tried guessing and it didn’t work, eventually I went to a true shop and after some time they told me the default pin was 0000. Hopefully that saves somebody else some hassle.
To my amazement, when I called my bro at 11pm on Saturday night he was sleeping. Aghast, I decided I’d have to party on alone. What a night.
There was Thai on Thai fighting. Two guys who both work for the same bar apparently! Some farrang (foreigner) girl on guy fighting. Then lots of drinking buckets, dancing, and general debauchery.
I was last on Koh Pha Ngan for the new year party 2006/7. It was much, much busier, the beach was absolutely packed. The vibe this time was a lot better. Fewer people, but enough to make a good party. It had less of a thugs out on the town feeling.
Here’s a short clip of the fire skipping to give you an idea of what it was like.
I’m back in Bangkok. Several people have said “You just can’t get enough of that place” or “You need your Bangkok fix every now and then hey”.
Bangkok is my home away from home. My base in Asia. I have friends here. Places I can stay. I know the city reasonably well. I can order food, get around, get online, etc. If I transit through Asia, I typically stop in Bangkok.
To keep the pics flowing, here’s the view from the 17th floor where I’m staying.
YouTube is an amazing source of entertainment. I’m just loving it. The internet here in Hong Kong is actually fast enough that you don’t have to wait for the video to load, and it’s uncensored, which is a breath of fresh air!
Goodbye Thailand, hello freedom of speech. Now to watch that controversial video of the King again…
I’m about to jump in the shower for the last time in Bangkok (at least for the foreseeable future) and then it’s off to the airport to begin my long journey home. It’s Monday morning here in Bangkok, I’ll get home on Friday night. Adios Bangkok, it’s been … an adventure!