Getting Started

This Wednesday will be 3 weeks of living in BKK. Four weeks ago I was certain that I would be killed either crossing the street or on a motorbike by now. I still have several years for that to happen, but it hasn’t happened yet!

I moved in to a small apartment in the prakanong area the first day, and have been pretty happy with it. The only downside is that it could possibly be the most likely place for me to loose my computer and camera equipment. My neighbors tell me this is the most frequently robbed apartment building. 4 motorbikes and a couple TV’s in the weeks I have been here. But it is pretty cheap. 4000 a month.

I do have a question. In Thailand, traffic moves on the left side of a road, passing on the right. So why do the skybridges, and general pedestrian traffic, walk on the right and pass on the left? I don’t have a picture now, but the arrows on the sidewalk are pretty clear.

Tomorrow I buy an iron and board. A belt from school too. Tuesday is the first day of orientation. I’m pretty excited.

3 Comments so far

  1. enda (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 4:53 pm

    hope everything went well on ur new place!

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 12:10 am

    I happened to walk across one of those bridges today and made a point of looking to see which way the flow of traffic had been painted and you’re right!

    I can’t say I really follow it though :)

  3. Dan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 12:26 am

    I don’t get it yet. It also seems true walking too. People seem to all pass on the left :P

    Thanks ENDA!

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