On August21, 1955, "MissieOe", the wife of the Dutch Bank manager, invited us for a Menam (river) cruise

we also climbed Wat Arun, admired the Royal Thai Barge, and bought a small handmade boat for 130 Baht,aboutUS$ 7
back at the van Oenen's house, Daphne Koster formally launched it into the pond,
but it made so much water we had to pull it back ashore

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