some more shots of bangkok - mainly of food, sights, and smells. i guess not really smells, but you know what i mean. below is more of little things we saw, delicious food we ate, and the sights that dazzled us in bangkok, particularly snapshots from the saturday market. and tomorrow...we go down south to a tiny little island of paradise. can't wait to share it!
this lunch cost about $2 and when we tried to leave a tip for them they freaked out, refused, and made us buy a pepsi instead. it was delicious.
taking boats everywhere > taking subways everywhere
bangkok at night from the top of the shy bar - incredibly touristy, incredibly worth the views.
the best coozies but we found no place selling them! would have been the best souvenir.
the bangkok version of a to-go cup.
i think thai qualifies as the prettiest written language, don't you?
an interesting part of bangkok vs. new york culture were the stray dogs everywhere. while obviously the hotter climate allows for it, they were literally everywhere, very calm, never bothered you, and taken care of by all the street vendors and shops and the like. it was so different from new york - if a stray dog is seen it is caught by animal control and most likely destroyed, in addition to the fact that they are much more aggressive, most likely due to hunger as no one takes care of random animals. i understand climate differences and cultural difference (new york has very little vendors and shops actually in the street) could make it impossible to establish an attitude like that here, but it was so different and so refreshing. there must be a better way.
a last morning view of bangkok - such an amazing city.