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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 31

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A veggie burger at ethos in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    A veggie burger at ethos in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    A graffiti-covered electrical box in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    A graffiti-covered electrical box in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    After taking off the afternoon to rest up, I started out the night at ethos Vegetarian Restaurant with an expensive, bland veggie burger that tasted like cardboard. Fortunately, the sauce they provided on the side made it a little bit more palatable. But, its small size and micro-salad still did not fill me up. Later in the evening, I set out on a random walk north of Banglamphu into the Dusit district. Just for the heck if it, I wanted to walk across the massive Rama VIII suspension bridge and back because it was glowing in the night so nicely, but I couldn’t find a way to access it. I’m not even sure if pedestrians can cross it. As I ambled through the streets and back lanes, I happened upon Wat Intharavihan, which boasts the tallest Buddha image of its kind in the world, measuring up at nearly 100 feet tall. I was stoked to get a photo of a tourist standing in front of it for scale. The last time I visited this spot, that was not the case.

    A chariot at Wat Intharavihan in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    A chariot at Wat Intharavihan in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Hey, look! I took a pho to of Luang Pho To at Wat Intharavihan in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Hey, look! I took a pho to of Luang Pho To at Wat Intharavihan in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    As I exited the temple into a back lane, a girl crossing the lane ended up walking right alongside me, which felt awkward enough because not many people were around, then she stepped right in front of me to make a left turn. I had to make a quick shift to the right to avoid crushing her with my huge hiking boots. I wonder why so many people in Southeast Asia pull dumb-ass clueless maneuvers like that? They usually do it on motorcycles, swooping in toward you from any given direction at any time. It happens so many times per day, it gets really old. I finished up the night with a great big bowl of goodness at May Kaidee’s, who never fails to deliver delicious, reasonably priced Thai food.

    Another amazing meal at May Kaidee's in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Another amazing meal at May Kaidee’s in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Words and photos ©2015 Arcane Candy.

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