Things have been a little slow around here. With the increase in COVID numbers in Thailand, school closures, restaurants closing early, etc, we’ve been sticking close to home. We’ve been cooking a lot more and going out to pick up takeout.
We’re hoping that these measures will flatten the curve, and things will begin to get back to normal.
While things are worrying here, let’s put it in perspective. The population of Bangkok is 10.5 million, while the population in Alberta, where we used to live, is 4.4 million.
Yesterday there were 1,345 new COVID cases in Alberta, while in Bangkok there were 365 new cases. The vaccination effort here is incredibly slow and disappointing though, while Canada is doing a much better job on that front. You win some and you lose some.
We have eaten out only a few times in the last week and a half, and will continue to limit that. Next week Crystal has some holidays, but instead of going south as planned, we will see some of the sights in Bangkok. Expect some photos and video of temples and who knows what else from here!
I’ve also been working on getting my photos organized and I’ll be putting together some videos and posting photos I haven’t had a chance to get to.
Here are a few photos I took walking back from a restaurant we’d been at a few weeks ago. It’s a fair walk from home, but we thought we’d explore the area and walk for a while. Karaoke bars were open at the time. They’re not now. I am hoping to get back to the area on a rainy night when they’re open again, so I can get the neon reflecting off of puddles!