Smooth and Mellon

Trip Start Sep 04, 2006
Trip End Sep 26, 2006

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Happy Coup, Everybody!
Well, this is interesting. I woke up this morning to news of a military coup in Thailand overnight. Apparently, they kicked the PM out of office and a state of emergency has been declared with a curfew put in effect. Ought to be an interesting weekend for me.

But screw that! I'm going tubing again today. It's great fun just floating down the river being pulled into various bars after they hold out a long pole or throw out a tow line. I've been hanging out with a diverse group of people from all over the world and it's been pretty enjoyable here.

I've even discovered a new whisky that's made in Laos and have shared it with everyone. It's called Super Tiger and the label promises that it is "Smooth and Mellon". I had to buy it just for that. Oh, and it costs only 8,000 kip for a 750ml bottle. That's about 80 US cents.

Tomorrow, my plan is to stay on a small island in a reservoir north of the capital and possibly stay there for a couple of nights.

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hampton on

...i don't think the fact that you were in Thailand a few days ago and the coup occurring shortly afterwards is a coincidence. no sir.

houseofwanush on

The Destroyer
The Awesome Wanush lives to topple governments!

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