1. M's condo is on the 30th floor. It's the top floor of the building, so we spend quite a lot of time on elevators. We also spend a good deal of time on escalators when riding public transportation. Don't have either of those in Joshua Tree.
2. My workouts have changed from running sandy, rocky desert trails with my dog to running on a treadmill in a small, steamy gym. No air conditioning. This was my first time EVER on a treadmill, that's how completely un-urban I am. I spend most of the workout worrying that I am going to fall off the end of the machine.
3. Bangkok has few parks for such a large city. I have gone from bumpy dirt roads and lots of open space (Joshua Tree National Park is a 5 minute drive from our house) to concrete, subways, taxis and almost no open space.
4. The view out of our window in the desert consists of creosote, cacti, desert creatures and mountains in the distance. The view out of the window here is like this:
|This was taken last week, during the holiday (Songkran) Notice the lack of traffic.|