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Welcome to “One Night in Bangkok” the series. Follow me through Hong Kong and Bangkok while I act as my Rotary Club‘s delegate to the International Convention in Thailand, with posts that are titled from the lyrics of the song “One Night in Bangkok.” If this is your first visit to the series, please click here to begin at the beginning.

With almost 200 countries represented from all over the world, Rotary has a lot of faces. Here are just a few of the people I met on the first day of the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok.

Wit, one of the Thai Rotarians who helped plan this amazing event in Bangkok.

Some Nigerian friends - Dibor and Raphael and one other whose name I never got. I sat with them during the Opening Plenary Session. They were hilarious.

Multi-continent picture. (Russia. India. Africa.) The poor lady from Africa had to pose for so many photos.

Fellows I chatted up from India. Kannan on the left, and Jasbir on the right. Jasbir’s club sent 30 people to the Convention.

Ed Duryea, incoming District Governor for my District, 7770 Eastern South Carolina. His wife Cindy took the picture for me.

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  1. Wonderful photos Andra, it must have been amazing to meet so many people from so many countries.

    May 7, 2012
    • That’s part of what these conventions do, Helen. More fun times today at lunch.

      May 7, 2012
  2. Fab pics, Queen A. great shot with brother Ed, you must have told him one of your cilantro jokes to get such a big smile from him. :)

    May 7, 2012
    • I am funny, Lou. Actually, we were discussing Ed’s iThingy.

      May 7, 2012
      • It’s so cool, I got him to start calling his an iThingy. I think he’s getting better at the techie stuff, although Cindy does a lot of it. :)

        May 7, 2012
      • Whatever works.

        May 7, 2012
  3. Great photo, Andra. It has to be fun to meet all of those wonderful folks. Notice you need a sweater indoors in the AC. Weird isn’t it–temperature difference between inside and outside? You internal thermostat is going to be so confused by the time you get home.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    May 7, 2012
    • Kathy, I wore the shirt more because I was the only woman in a sundress – for modesty. I’ve never really been cold inside here. And, the biggest thing that’s going to be messed up is my sleep cycle. I finally slept through the night last night……and I go home on Thursday. :)

      May 7, 2012
  4. Looks like a nice gathering, Andra.

    May 7, 2012
    • At times, it is utter chaos, Tom. But, we all laugh through it.

      May 7, 2012
  5. To coin a phrase, “Beautiful places, smiling faces.” Diverse and yet so very much the same. Great photos!!

    May 7, 2012
    • We all have the Rotary thing in common to talk about, so starting conversations is pretty easy here.

      May 7, 2012
  6. tarakianwarrior #

    Love all the smiles and the beautiful pictures. Spectacular!

    May 7, 2012
  7. Most of the convention delegates look friendly I’m glad you got them to smile, snap a photo with you!

    May 7, 2012
    • Usually, asking for a photo ends up in a long string of taking the same picture with everybody’s camera.

      May 7, 2012
  8. Oh my GOD – with that gorgeous headdress, I can see why she got roped into so many. The daishiki is nice, but that purple head scarf totally seizes the viewer’s attention.

    May 7, 2012
    • A lot of the delegates wear traditional dress from their countries. That has been really cool to see.

      May 7, 2012
  9. Your orange dress (and dazzling smile) are no match for the purple head scarf and flowing caftan. :D

    May 7, 2012
  10. What a wonderful delegation! If only the Rotary could influence international political delegations…the sense of community and working for common cause..imagine! You prove it can be done! Debra

    May 8, 2012
    • Rotary has more of an impact in politically charged settings than they promote.

      May 8, 2012
      • I am sure! I think I was thinking of the way that Rotarians from all over the world can work together! Wouldn’t it be nice if big governmental entities could play nice together, too! :-) D

        May 8, 2012
  11. Love seeing these photos, Andra… everyone beaming with pride.

    May 8, 2012
  12. I abhor purple normally, but I do adore the lovely lady from Africa’s attire! It looks like a fab time ~

    May 8, 2012
  13. Just caught up with your last few posts. Seems like you’re having a grand time. Thanks for taking the time to post on the road — I’m loving living it vicariously through you!

    May 11, 2012

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