wednesday february 3
the steets of bangkok are the best at night! there is a fabulous vibe and everyone is out. bangkok is the complete antithesis of singapore..it is dirty, poor, smelly and totally non-conformist, not particularly law-abiding,..difficult to read their maps and generally hard to get around, but at the same time utterly fabulous.
today we did the major temples. at wat pho which houses the massage school we had a thai massage for ten bucks. it was great. painful but great. then we hoofed it over to chinatown and in the noon-time heat grabbed an ice cream cone at mcdonalds for 25 cents.
back in our neck of the woods we grabbed some street food. pad thai and a spring roll for 90 cents. we stuck to the vegetarian version just to be safe. some of the meat and fish seems to hang around in the heat for a very long time. we have discovered that people who stop to help you on the street never tell you the truth. i thought france was bad, but you haven't seen anything until you come to bangkok.
tomorrow we are off to chiang mai. gerry nixed the bus, and we found a cheap flight for 75 bucks each.
we really must head out for a beer. it is bloody hot here, even at night. next report will be from chaing mai.