Lucky number 7 in Bangkok, Thailand

Lucky number 7 in Bangkok, Thailand. #777

Thai Life + Travel

Thailand is a very supersititious country. It is common for Thais to extract wild meanings out of the most mundane events. Did you step on a gecko? Did a bird poop on you? These are considered lucky and often are translated in to numbers to be used in the Thai lottery. July has been the month for the number 7.  People around the country were expecting July 7, 2007 (7/7/07) to be an auspicious day.

In fact, it really was for one Bangkok taxi driver. This particular taxi driver was driving a taxi with the license plates number 7777 and early in his shift he picked up a pregnant woman and the young couple that was escorting her to the hospital.

The taxi ride became interesting when said pregnant woman gave birth to a baby boy before reaching the hospital. Mother and child were put in a room on the seventh floor…

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