Even more nights in Bangkok?

No, I haven't re-injured my knee and ended up back in the hospital again! At the end of the month, Vientiane is hosting the annual ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) summit. Because of security concerns, the road my office is on is going to be closed each day (incidentally, this is also why the road my office is on is currently being re-paved). Because of this, I have a holiday from Nov 22 to Nov 30. Actually, Nov 22 is a Monday so really my last day of work is the 19th.

Because the city is going to be crawling with diplomats and officials, there's not going to be a lot to do since a lot of stuff will be closed off for security. So, I figure it's a really good time to not be in Vientiane. So, I'm now making plans to head to Thailand (probably to hit some of the beaches on the coast, do some snorkelling and maybe take S.C.U.B.A. lessons). Since I already have my multiple-entry visa it's no problem to head off for that time. More updates to follow.