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Year Two

A quick line to record the fact that this blog has been around for two years as of yesterday.

We’re all packed up and ready to travel back to the UK overnight. It’s a race to the finish to get things completed with my current customer.

A couple more travel shots to tide things over until I (eventually!) resume some semblance of techie service around here:

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Tuktuk and motorbikes

Sights and colours of Bangkok

It has been a busy week so far. We’ve worked through the public holidays and weekend to get to the stage we are at, too.

Yesterday we did finally take some time out for some R&R, and took the opportunity to see some of the sights.

Thai flags at nightOrnate roof

HandwrittenGrand Palace Wall

The full set of images is on Flickr, and I’m adding more as I finish them.

View from the 30-somethingth floor

View from the 30-something floor

We arrived late on Monday and I’ve not yet had a chance to look around Bangkok properly, but I have to say that the JW Marriott is a lovely hotel and the city is extremely modern. We’ve been using the skytrain to get to and from the office, and that seems to be very efficient indeed.

It is the King’s 80th birthday tomorrow – a public holiday – and we’ve been observing the seas of yellow t-shirts on the commute, which apparently denote people’s support for the monarch.

Unfortunately it has gotten dark very quickly in the evenings, so up until now it has been hard to grab decent shots. Hopefully I’ll have some time later in the week to explore some of the sights (I’m hearing that the night market and the palace are the highlights).

More photos in my Flickr set of Bangkok, which will expand over the next couple of weeks.

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A trip to Bangkok

I’m heading to support one of our clients in Bangkok this weekend, and I’m unlikely to be back for a couple of weeks. It’s a bit unusual since I’m in a “UK” team, but needs must.

I’m excited about the prospect of my first trip to Asia… it will be cool to be in the same timezone (or nearer) as a couple of my mentees, too, and I hope we get more opportunities to interact as a result. Of course the social network / global social graph, and virtual worlds, should help me to stay connected with the usual crowd too, although I expect I’ll be quieter. On the other hand my normal life is on hold, and I won’t have time for much of the usual pre-Christmas celebration or preparation.

A few people have already contacted me with tips already, since they saw me mention the trip on Twitter. What I really want to know is whether I’ll get away with packing both a Thinkpad and a MacBook Pro into hand luggage, along with a DSLR…

If I remain quiet for the next few weeks, you’ll know why. Things are hectic!

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