Lucia writes: We're in our hotel in Bangkok now. Flying West to Bahrain than again back over UAE to finally reach Thailand. Anything for those cheap tickets. The redeye. Kindly, hotel let us in at 10 am, so I have slept until now. Jim too excited, up reading, but at last asleep. Bahrain was an interesting airport. The locals wear the usual man dress, and a stiff embroidered pillbox peaked in the front. The Omanis wear a similar stiff pillbox but more of a simple dome, no architectural arch at the front. I think Bahrain's Gulf Air (our carrier) is striving for market share. A lot of flights to Africa and India. People looked like figures from expat writings of the last 50 years or they looked liked models in "Anthropologie" (you know that woman's clothing catalog?) with their lovers. Jim thought maybe a lot of Europeans transiting to India and Africa.
Time on flight was mixed. Some absolute jerks sat behind us. It was obvious why they were going to Bangkok. Somebody had said to me you look at all the single men in Bangkok and shiver with disgust. These guys were horrible to the stewardess who got her manager involved. Then, they began to kick both Jim and my seats. Unbelievable. Stewardess suggested we move elsewhere which we quickly did, but didn't really sleep the entire flight. Excellent dinner served with free alcohol.
In preparation for Cambodia, before we left UAE we got tetanus booster, yellow fever vaccination, typoid vaccination and Hep B (no Hep A available). Also, taking anti-malarial. Feel a little weird today, but no fever or real soreness from yellow fever shot. We should be good for a number of countries for quite some time now.