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Bangkok II: Everyday

Offerings in front of the Erawhon Temple

On a Klong: Thais are VERY friendly. They're even willing to wave to all of the tourists they see day-in and day-out.

A poster outside a shopping mall that was heavily damaged by Red Shirt protests earlier this year.

I stumbled upon a Red Shirt protest in the middle of Ratchaprasong.

The Jim Thopmson House. A soothing respite in the middle of Bangkok.

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I traveled to Bangkok at the end of September.  It was a fun trip, but I did find Bangkok overwhelming.  For me, I think it’s probably the way I feel about New York City, which is a place I’ve grown to like the more I visit.  Don’t get me wrong though, I thoroughly enjoyed eating ice cream and Mexican food and going to the movies.  Fun.  I also saw some sights along the way, including these beautiful temples.

The Grand Palace

Little Buddha at the Grand Palace

Wat Pho Temple. This is my favorite.

Big Buddha at Wat Pho

Offerings to Buddha at Wat Pho

Wat Arun

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