Me and my son @daabi2006 (Leo) took part in Steemfest 4 in Bangkok. It was our first endeavour into the blockchain community in large and if not counting some few friends of ours, the first time meeting any other Steemians live.
Waiting for our flight.
Entering the plane.
We could see what's going on outside the plane via the entertainment system...
...even what's under the plane.
On the flight, right next to us, we met a finnish guy Matias, who was also coming to the Prince Palace Hotel, so we decided to take the trip there together via the skytrain and then taxi. Sadly after getting to the hotel we never saw him again. He was going to stay in Thailand for a month so I guess he is still there.
Scenery from our room window:
Right after checking in and leaving our suitcases in our room, we went to the lobby to the meet'n'greet.
Asleep at the meet'n'greet.
Leo and I weren't much of a company to anyone on our first night, as the jetlag took us out cold on the first day. (Gotta remember that next time travelling over multiple time zones by plane.) So we were a bit awkward and standing while asleep when we first met everyone. Also too tired to remember we had cameras with us.
We were not aware of the Durian ban in hotels.
We eventually learned why.
But not using any electricity would've been quite difficult.
However I did quickly visit the pool area for the opening drinks as I suddenly woke up from my deep sleep somewhere around 23.00. I met @m31 and @lemony-cricket, and made an unforgettable impression of a guy who pours beer on his photo equipment. Other people I met on the first night were @Kaerpediem, @Gandalf, @Celestal and @Howo. I met others too, but I honestly missed getting them tagged. (My Steemfest app was on a huge tablet, because on my phone it just doesn't work. Using a tablet for connecting with people was a bit awkward and slow.)
Anyhow, then came the second day, and we took the river bus...
Roeland gave us the intro.
The Steemit.inc were there...
...and they got asked some hard questions...
...they had to think about...
...before giving the answer...
Then came the talk I think Leo must have found very interesting, when @Aggroed started talking about the Splinterlands game.
References to the Blizzard fiasco around a "Free Hongkong" statement were well received.
I videoed this talk, but I haven't yet seen it. No idea if I succeeded in filming it, and if the audio is good or piss poor. I might end up using the official stream clips to fill in on some parts in the editing. I had a few hiccups with my gear.
Wat Pathum Wanaram
At the end of the day, we went to a buddhist temple in the Pathum Wan district walled Wat Pathum Wanaram. (Leo and I were there a bit early as we got a tuktuk ride.)
Seeing the interesting way they direct traffic:
The guided tour begins:
The inside of the temple.
The ceiling of the temple.
A Temple cat:
Another temple cat.
I am sorry, but it's so late I'm going to go sleep and post more in the coming days.
I hope you liked this post. See ya!