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Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace together form perhaps the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. It consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires...
I've recovered from my hangover yesterday.  Hangover?  Yeah, went to some place called the Baghdad Cafe, got drunk, smoked hookahs, and then moved next door to a place called Ad Here the 13th Bar.  Wow, what a night.  Hooked up with a bunch of TEFL teachers on a night out and got hammered - didn't end up crawling into my room until past sunrise.  Can I just take this opportunity to warn you that Thai rum/whisky (what exactly IS Sansong?) is lethal.  Avoid!

All this meant that I had such a stinking hangover yesterday that I didn't end up doing any of the sightseeing stuff that I wanted to do, which means I've booked an extra day in the guesthouse so that I could do all that jazz today!  Rahhh!

Well, today I did the main tourist sites which include Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun.
Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace together form perhaps the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. It consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires...
  It's all so breathtaking, so much attention to detail.  The reclining buddah in Wat Pho is simply NUTS.  It's got to be seen to be believed (even then, memory recalls it as a surreal hazy moment).  I've included some photos on this journal entry, and you can see more Bangkok photos in the Bangkok set on my flickr site.

The scam artists - now there's a bugbear.  I almost got taken in a couple of times to begin with, but after a while it becomes obvious that they're all using variations on the same theme.  "Hi!  Where you get your trainers from?  Ahhhhh, England!  You go to Wat?  It close in 20 minutes, Buddah day. Show me map, I show you places to see".  All these places are spread out quite far around BKK, and then they advise you that they know a tuktuk driver that will take you round for 20baht.  Anyway, I've discovered the best way to not get hassled is to totally ignore them.  Like, totally.  Dude.

Tomorrow I leave Bangkok I think.  Which reminds me, I need a decent alarm clock.  Mine is freakin useless.  I've heard louder mosquitos.  Anyway, I better go feed myself, beer myself, and maybe later be one with myself.  Heh.  Knob jokes.  Love it.

Ciao!
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