Buddha Day!

As luck would have it, the day I arrive in Bangkok is Buddha Day, or the birthday of Thailand's equivalent of the Dali Lama (it is sometimes hard to get the full story when you don't speak the language). Anyway, the Thai government used the opportunity to encourage tourism to some temples and statues, some of which are open only for this day to non-Thais. Anyhoo, it lead to a lot of buddhas in a short time.

A tuktuk (3-wheeled motorcycle taxi) took us from temple to temple and waited while we looked around. At one wat, the lucky buddha (pictured right), we met a guy that explained the significance of it all, with personal anecdotes and everything. Besides buddhas, it was helpful Thai after helpful Thai.

Everything fell into place for the first day of my adventure. Now I just gotta get my sleep pattern adjusted to the 14 hour time difference, meet up with the fellas tonite, and then the adventure truly begins.
Saturday September 16 2006File under: travel

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on Sat 16th Sep, 2006 07:11 pm UTC nathan said:
you should get daeng moo baan - watermelon shake - woah are those good!
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on Sun 17th Sep, 2006 02:19 am UTC Saxtor said:
He reemerges! Sounds like a great unexpected blast. Say "Hi" to Myke, 'Dross and Per for me!
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on Sun 17th Sep, 2006 05:06 am UTC Andrew said:
i am dross!
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on Mon 18th Sep, 2006 06:54 am UTC george said:
Dude! This trip sounds awesome. I've got your site up on my bookmark toolbar thingie so I can keep up to date. Beware those pretty Thai "girls". And since you've got yourself a one-way ticket there, how about coming back via Bosnia?
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