tuk tuks.. man they are trouble. haha

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look at all the budhas

today is our fist official day in bangkok.  we walk around for a bit and i think we take the metro.. then we take the bus to the old part of town and walk the rest of the way.  we walk through some markets and get lost along the docks.. but after more walking we find ourselves infront of the palace..  a helpful guys approached us (i shouldve known it was a scam to begin with.. no ones that helpful) he says today is the president birthday or someshit like that.. and that the tuktuks are free.. so he finds us a tuktuk and we hop on.. the driver takes us to a few temples which was nice but he also kept taking us to all these tailor shops and travel places.. each time he would get a gasoline coupon!!  i actually bought a suit jacket which i havent worn in a while.

getting suite
. but i will again.. maybe.. but after taking us to those stupid places instead of the places we want to go .. we got fed up and TOLD him FIRMLY to go to the temple we wanted.  we climbed up the temple with the golden roof and it was pretty cool.. they driver guy leaves us ofcourse and we had to walk again to find another tuk tuk..  these tuk tuks drivers wont drive us for free cause we dont want to go to the those stupid places again.. so we told him we would pay but we didnt have any money left so we went to the bank.. the driver left us again.. so we found another one.. at this point i hate these damn drivers... so we told him to take us to the palace and nowhere else..  we went in the courtyard but never went into the actual palace.. after that we take the boat along the river..

 

i also saw the leaning budha!! it was incredible.. i distinctly remember i was mad at someone at this point.. forgot why..

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look at all the budhas
look at all the budhas
getting suite
getting suite
leaning budha
leaning budha
lapiz foot
lapiz foot
back of head
back of head
monk!
monk!
tuk tuk
tuk tuk
emaciated budha
emaciated budha
playing drums
playing drums
mountain palace
mountain palace
thai flag!
thai flag!
monk village
monk village
royal palace
royal palace
boat ride!
boat ride!
night time
night time
Bangkok
photo by: Deats