Reclining Buddha by Edward Simpson Via Flickr:
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 lens
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Budda #17 in Wat Pho, Bangkok by Fuyuhiko TAKAYA Via Flickr: Foursquare
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Get a taxi.
Book a hostel near Kao San Road. The taxi journey will be around 400 bath.
Follow the crowd of backpackers walking towards kao san road. The weather is
insanely hot, so buy a white tank top and a pair of elephant pants. This will
set you back 200 bath (4 pounds). Bargain. Buy a Pad Thai from the street
vendors. You will never find cheaper or better Pad Thai than this. Promise. Tuk tuks will yell at you, asking you where
you’re going. This is normal, don’t be scared. It is all overwhelming. Go back
to your hostel. Nap the jetlag away. Wake up and go to the common area and find
someone to drink a Chang with. There’s always someone at most hostels who are
willing to join you for a beer.
Go do some
proper sightseeing. Wat pho, the golden mountain, the reclining Buddha. If this
is your first time going to Asia, and first country you’re arriving in, you
will take loads of pictures and be wicked impressed. You haven’t been templed
out yet, which is good. Enjoy it. Be touristy. remember: cover your knees and
(tip: don’t talk shit about their king and royal family, it’s against the law.)