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leave UK for Thailand via Moscow

set off with £1000 for one year

sunny 32 °C

Wednesday 19th December 1984
Emerald buddha palace

Emerald buddha palace

Arrive Bangkok about 4 in the afternoon. Temperature 32 °C. 22 hour journey includes one hour on tarmac at Heathrow, 5 hours transit at Moscow and one hour transit in Delhi. Moscow customs, dressed up 18 yr olds in locked security cabins, spent nearly two hours inspecting the transit passengers passports one by one. We all had to queue up a staircase. Fortunately I was near the front. He asked me if the photograph in my passport was me. I told him very sternly that it was.
I have £1,200 worth of air tickets, £1000 sterling travellers cheques, 3000 Baht in cash plus a few Indonesian rupiahs and Hong Kong dollars. Exchange rate better in Bangkok (28.5 in London, 31.9 in Bangkok).
Bus 59 to Banglaupoo district @ 4½B and check in to Top Guest House, Khao San Road for 60B a night with communal ablutions, very clean large guest house. Early night.

Posted by 1985 trip 16:00 Archived in Thailand Tagged bangkok

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