Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bangkok (26) Getting to Siam

Bangkok (1) The idea to go
Bangkok (2) Adios snowy Korea
Bangkok (3) Holiday Travelers
Bangkok (4) The drive to the hotel
Bangkok (5) P2 Boutique Hotel
Bangkok (6) The Family from SA
Bangkok (7) Breakfast on Wed morning
Bangkok (8) Pratunam, Scooters & Tuk-Tuks
Bangkok (9) Central World
Bangkok (10) Sukhumvit Road 
Bangkok (11) Himali Cha Cha
Bangkok (12) Beware of Cheating Drivers
Bangkok (13) Private Tour - for FREE?
Bangkok (14) Chao Phraya River
Bangkok (15) Chao Phraya River Vids
Bangkok (16) Stop at the Temple
Bangkok (17) Chin Jewelry Factory
Bangkok (18) FURIOUS in Bkk
Bangkok (19) Lunch at Swagath
Bangkok (20) My Thai Massage
Bangkok (21) Am I invisible in Bangkok?
Bangkok (22) Put the meter ON!
Day 4: Friday, January 1 2010

I walk out of MBK Center not knowing which direction Siam Square is. I know it's far too close to take a cab. I notice a young man sitting on the curb. He looks like a university student. I ask him if he speaks English and am so relieved that he does. He points across the road to where Siam Square is. I have to go over a bridge to get to the other side. I thank him for his help and realize he's probably one of the only people I've met so far who has been kind to me.

I reach the other side and walk towards a big building the guy told where Siam is located. I need to cross the street. ...and then, my eye catches something. Something I fear and have a phobia of. Across the street in a gutter, I see ... a big r-a-t.  Yes, I KNOW they are everywhere, but I don't want to SEE them and I like to imagine that they have their own little world underground somewhere or hide in holes where I can't see them. I freak out a little bit and decide NOT to cross that street. (Ohhh - I'm getting goosebumps even writing about it!) I take a longer route to get to the other side. Don't judge me... it's just me!

Bangkok (27) Siam

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