157 Photos - Dec 1, 2014
Photo: My first tuk-tuk ride!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Entering Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: These girls asked to pose for pictures with me.  Then I asked them for a picture on my camera.Photo: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: This is where the Emerald Buddha is.  It was closed to the public by the time I got there.Photo: Emerald Buddha buildingPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Wat Phra KaewPhoto: Yep, those were actual M-16'sPhoto: This was a pistol presented to the King of Thailand by Samuel Colt himself.Photo: Thailand has Subways!  Don't worry guys...I haven't actually eaten at one.  There is too much good food here for me to be eating at Subway.Photo: Green curry for lunchPhoto: Strawberry smoothiePhoto: My hotel courtyardPhoto: Villa Phra Sumen - my hotelPhoto: More of my hotelPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: YUMPhoto: Small bookstore off Khao San RoadPhoto: Tattoo parlor off Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: The landmark Burger King at the end of Khao San Road.  No seriously...people use this BK as a landmark to describe what side of Khao San Road they are on.Photo: Khao San RoadPhoto: Go figure...backpacks for sale in the backpacker havenPhoto: The Buddy Lodge is supposedly one of the nicer places to stay on Khao San RoadPhoto: Yeah, those are fried scorpionsPhoto: Hmm...I think I'll passPhoto: "The Club" is the place to be at night on Khao San RoadPhoto: Not very subtle...Photo: These McDonald's happy meal characters will haunt my dreamsPhoto: THUG LIFEPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: They will buy something, trust mePhoto: Lots of Thai massage placesPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: I stopped to get a beer and sit downPhoto: Photo: A growing crowd by a vendor on Khao San RoadPhoto: Pad Thai vendorPhoto: Khao San RoadPhoto: Lots of cafes with patio seatingPhoto: Photo: Photo: I just kept wandering and taking more photosPhoto: Green Curry with "fish balls" at Krua ApsornPhoto: Krua ApsornPhoto: Me and some friends I made at Krua ApsornPhoto: Pad Thai at Krua ApsornPhoto: Photo: Khao San Road at nightPhoto: Khao San Road at nightPhoto: This little kid was a break dancing pro.  He must have been only about 8 or 9 years old.Photo: The Chao Phraya riverPhoto: The famous (and super expensive) Mandarin Oriental HotelPhoto: Mandarin Oriental HotelPhoto: Old building for the East Asiatic Trading CompanyPhoto: The historic Assumption Cathedral.  It's being refinished or something.Photo: Assumption CathedralPhoto: Some kind of trading outpostPhoto: Photo: French EmbassyPhoto: A shady alley I wandered down for funPhoto: Muslim street foodPhoto: The Grand Postal BuildingPhoto: Photo: River City shopping complexPhoto: The view during lunchPhoto: Tom Yum soup with prawns...it was YUMPhoto: Fried noodles with chicken and basilPhoto: This is where I ate lunch...it was superbPhoto: Chao Phraya boat ridePhoto: Chao PhrayaPhoto: Chao PhrayaPhoto: View of the old East Asiatic Trading Company from the Chao PhrayaPhoto: Tony Jaa wax statue!Photo: The Siam Paragon shopping mallPhoto: Siam Paragon shopping mallPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sukhumvit RoadPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Our tour guide for the Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: This buddha statue lost its head during WW2 when the Japanese wanted to see if it was made of gold inside.  It wasn't.Photo: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: Jim Thompson house museumPhoto: A shabu-shabu restaurant in the MBK shopping mall.  I had to eat here.Photo: Thailand has Yoshinoya also!  Why doesn't America have these?Photo: At the shabu-shabu restaurantPhoto: Night market outside the MBK shopping mallPhoto: Night marketPhoto: My breakfast every morning at my hotelPhoto: The view during breakfastPhoto: A visitor during breakfastPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPhoto: Temple of the Reclining Buddha - this thing was massivePhoto: Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPhoto: Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPhoto: Temple of the Reclining BuddhaPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Wat PhoPhoto: Misty stairwell up to the Golden MountPhoto: Photo: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Great view of BangkokPhoto: BangkokPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: Golden MountPhoto: My tuk tuk driver/scam artist who assisted in the "Thai Fashion" con attempt.  I took this shot when he wasn't looking.