Friday, January 14, 2011

Bye Bye Bangkok

Bangkok is a pretty cool city. Everyone is friendly and there are many nice sights to check out. We have been up and down the rivers, into the center fo the modern business district, and hung out at the hipster lounges where the alternative travelers show off their fashions. (Europeans are big into - mohawk mullet with dreadlocks out the back or as I call it the "dreadmullhawk"). As great as Bangkok is I am done with it. I hate to say it, but if you've visited ten temples you get the gist and there is no need to see all of them - especially since there are hundreds.

We killed some time our last day by taking a short long boat tour throughout the smaller canals that run through the suburbs. It was the classic view of houses and shops on stilts backed up the the water. We must have passed another dozen temples scattered about the outskirts of town.

Eating is another good way to move the time along and we stopped off at our favorite PadThai cart on the docks for lunch and visited favorite vegetarian restaurant in the evening. At least we ordered something different from the vast menu.

The next morning we got up early to catch or bus to the Cambodian border. On the walk to the bus stop we passed through Khaosan Road where clusters of international travelers were still up from a night of partying. They were getting fresh beers for breakfast. Most of them were German singing their beer drinking songs and trying to focus their glazed eyes while we walked by. Reminded my of some younger years.


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