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    Tropical Heat Tour: Thailand Part 18

    Saturday, August 18, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A seven layer burrito, I mean wall of graffiti in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Wading through the waters in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    I spent the morning and afternoon sawing wood. In the evening, as soon as I stepped out of my room into the hall, I heard a huge roar. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that the sound was caused by a massive downpour. It was raining so hard, I had to wait for a half hour in the lobby of the Nat 2 Guest House. As I hung around the front entryway shooting pics and clips of vehicles producing wakes in the flooded alley, I saw a pair of flip-flops and a dead cockroach float by. Finally, the rain eased up a little bit, so I cracked open my umbrella and made my way over to the Air Asia office a couple of blocks away.

    Curry fried rice at May Kaidee's in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Camping out on the sidewalk in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

    After I confirmed the price of a flight to Yangon, Myanmar, which was $100, I headed back out into the rain over to a moneychanger on Thanon Khao San. As I approached it, I had to wade through five-inch deep water in the middle of the street, completely soaking my socks and shoes in the process. I was relieved when the small chore of booking my flight was over, and just spent the night eating and hanging out with Rio in the lobby of the Nat 2. Now I have to keep my fingers crossed that I get a visa to Myanmar stamped into my passport, so I don’t lose that $100 airline ticket.

    A Thai spirit house in an alley in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Words and photos ©2012 Arcane Candy.

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