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Analogue Adventures – Orient Escapade 1982 – Bangkok

All photos taken on May 9, 1982.

Did I mention that it was unbearably hot in Bangkok? Yeah, I thought I did! Because of the high heat and humidity, our tour group adjusted the timing of tours to 7:00 to 11:00 AM mornings and 4:30 to 8:30 PM evenings, when it was only 97F, instead of 100F.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

8 thoughts on “Analogue Adventures – Orient Escapade 1982 – Bangkok

  1. Great to revisit The Grand Palace through your lens. Somehow, I’m guessing it waaaay less crowded than on the day I went in the spring of 2015. Loved the complex, hated the mass of antisocial bodies. Jay and Bonnie Diamond are a hoot.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed. It seemed like we had the place to ourselves, but I know there were other folks there. Yes, the crush would have made it ugly. As to Jay & Bonnie Diamond, I can only think they were Captain and Tennille wannabees. Until I saw the video, I could not recall a thing about them. Once I saw the video, I understood why. Thanks for reading Leighton. Have a great day. Allan

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  2. Hey Allan, looks like I’ve done a classic comment mixup again. Feel free to delete the duplicate Grand Palace comment from this thread. A great river tour in this one, which I also did, but have surprisingly few photos of. You saw a great range of temples, I had the same issue at Wat Pho having to break down that incredible reclining Buddha into different shots. Really like the boat driver photograph, you caught him at a natural moment I feel.

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    1. No worries. Its all good Leighton. That river tour was wonderful, both morning and evening sections. I loved the people photos I was able to get. I must have been getting bold, as in that day, photos of Thai people were mostly taboo, as some thought it took their spirit. Not sure that was the case in the cities. We also loved the children’s performance. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  3. There’s nothing quite like a trip to Thailand to broaden your horizons, but from the minute you step foot off the plane it can feel like you’re starting an uphill battle to keep cool under the blazing sun. I am not good with humid, sticky, and sweaty weather conditions, so I would most likely suffer in Bangkok. I would need to run into the nearest 7-11 and bask in the air conditioning or dip in an ice bath at the spa. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Bangkok was like climbing into a hot steamy bath and the evenings barely cooled down. I guess we good get used to it in time, but not keen to try. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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