Connie Was Here
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Back to that empty road in the middle of the night. I mentioned in my last entry that I wasnâ€™t the only one who got off that bus somewhere in
Christian was the German fellow I wandered around
After two days, the places we visited of note were Wat Matathat with the Buddha head statue wrapped in tree roots, the busy Wat Phanan Choeng where we were lucky enough to watch the local Thais paying their weekly respects that Sunday, and Wat Chai Wattanaram, a large wat.
Today, however, I was on my own after wishing Christian happy travels. I decided to walk to the last significant sites I hadnâ€™t seen yet. This escapade took up my entire afternoon. Not because the sites were far away or because I got lost. No. Itâ€™s because itâ€™s so BLOODY HOT in this town it takes FOREVER to walk anywhere! But whatever, itâ€™s good exercise right? I swear I lost
After visiting Wat Phra Ram and Wihan Phra Monkong Bophit which houses the 17m bronze Buddah, I made a stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet with its stunning three chedis (also called stupas). As I wrote before, these ancient wats are crumbling and in ruins. There were piles of stone and brick all over.
So, as a true Canadian, I felt the need to build me an INUKSUK.
For all you non-Canadians out there, an inuksuk is a small bunch of rocks built in the shape of a man that the Inuit people used to leave behind as a milestone or marker to say that they had been there. The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games uses an inuksuk as its emblem.
And for all you non-Canadians out there, the Inuit are the aboriginals who inhabit our vast northern country. They are not called Eskimos and they are not called Indians. Trust me.
Thus end-eth the lesson.