Wednesday, December 31, 2008

She's alive!

What a sweetie -- she got herself some internet time and posted just enough to let me know that she's fine. I will be shocked out of my tree if she actually spends any more than the required travel & accommodation money, but she's right about having only 0.01 clothes at home and I would be thrilled if she bought the whole city of Bangkok clothing market. One pair of pants, a bunch of T-shirts and a few warm casual shirts and that's about all she has here.

And so, I can start breathing again, knowing that she got across that first border, no flights were missed, that the notarized letters were sufficient, that she is happy and her usual self.

Tragically funny coincigoogle -- I searched up "new years eve bangkok" looking for a photo of Khaosan Rd. nightlife to include here and this was my second hit, an article that I thankfully recognized immediately as being from two years ago:

New Year's Eve Bombs Kill 2 in Bangkok

Posted on: Sunday, 31 December 2006, 12:00 CST


BANGKOK, Thailand - Six nearly simultaneous bombs exploded in the Thai capital late Sunday, killing at least two people and prompting the city to cancel its major New Year's Eve celebrations just as revelers had begun to gather ahead of the countdown.

Heh heh heh ... not exactly what I needed to read.


  1. Anonymous11:44 am

    Wonderful news! So happy she made it safely. Please keep us "generally concerned Mamas" posted :-)

  2. Glad she got there. What a wonderful opportunity for her.

  3. Yikes, thank goodness it wasn't today!
    I hope she has a safe and wonderful trip.

  4. Whew! Glad she's ok.


  5. Brave mother! My Erin was in Montreal when they had those last University shootings. She called me even before it hit the news out here.

  6. That's nice to know she is keeping touch. When our dd (same age as your Erin) went to Slovakia/Austria several weeks ago, our only requirement was for her to send us at least 1 SMS (handphone) each day, since they were not to have any chance of internet access. Ah...they really do enjoy themselves, and yeah, they do know how to beware.

  7. Ah, yes, the world of cellphones has certainly made communication simpler. We still live outside that world for the most part, though there was talk of purchasing a cellphone in Bangkok, not that it would work in most of the areas where they'll be travelling during the middle of their visit. And of course we don't have cellphone service here at home, so an SMS wouldn't have anywhere to go ;^).


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