Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bangkok

Well I just noticed that I have a data signal so here's a quick update. We've been in Bangkok for about three day and it's been a frenzy of fantastic street food dining. The vendors are incredible, preparing full meals at tiny tables right on the street or grungy alleys. Can't say enough about how phenomenal the eating is.

We've also done some exploring, along with Sue who also arrived on Thursday. Friday was a veritable templefest- Wat Pho, Wat Aran, and the royal palace (photo is from one of the dozens of structures in the palace). We could climb up Wat Aran which was wildly exciting! Bad photo from this in the next post. We recovered from temple overload by riding river ferries and taking a dragon boat ride in the canals.

Saturday we went to the incredible Chatachak market- 8000+ vendors in an outdoor market selling anything and everything. Plus thousands and thousands of shoppers. Really cool and I wish I had a photo of some of the stalls to share. Then to Lampini Park where we found an international street performance festival attended mostly by locals. Today, we join the bike tour and fly off to northern Thailand to start riding towards Laos. More later if I have internet access.

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