mike_s Posted March 2, 2006 Share Posted March 2, 2006 (I had some problems with internet access in Thailand, so I am going to post these every day or so as I finish them) Hello from Bangkok, Thailand. Going through customs in Bangkok, Thailand proved very easy. I had nothing to declare, and they didn't even search my bags. The first thing that you notice is the heat, It is like a sauna even at 12am. The airport is just as crowded as Hong Kong, but somehow it seems far less organized. The first place I wanted to see was Wat Po, which is a very famous temple and school. My hotel was in Sukhumvit, one of the tourist sections of Bangkok. It is actually a fair distance to the Wat. Napha says the easiest way to get to the Wat is by Klong boat. Bangkok used to be known as the "Venice of the east" due to the large number of canals or "klongs". Some have been filled in for the real-estate, but they still play a major part in getting people to work. The Klong Boats act as busses moving through the city. One of the boats will take us very close to the Wat. The fare for the boat is very cheap. The blue tarps on the boat prevent water from passing boats from splashing inside. Images of the Reclining Buddha are all over the web, so I am going to post pictures of some of the other cool things I saw. The vendors all over the place can be kind of annoying. If you go to Thailand, be sure to learn one Thai phrase, "My oww, cup". This means "I dont want it". After the Wat, we had lunch in a small Thai cafe around the corner from the Wat. Some students from the massage school at the Wat had to practice their english on me. By 2pm it was so hot that I thought the fillings were going to melt out of my teeth, so we headed back to the hotel. Regards from the road, mike_s Pictures at www.jaggedweb.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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