Long work day, bad weather too. All heavy with rain. In the evening headed back to my four-dollar street restaurant, walked around a bit and then went for a drink in a bar not far from the hotel.
You enter through a gate in a high wall; inside, before you get to the two storied building proper, the still-walled entrance has made an outdoor 'garden' and small bar, which complements the larger one inside. Nice place to sit and have a drink.
Chatted with one guy who said he was from Vietnam, a student on a three week exchange. Turned out to be a hustler, but the storyline was fun anyway.