11 am. Wow that was a GREAT nap. Time for another coffee with croissant. My pet Waran is still doing its thing on the opposite bank of the canal.
At almost noon I foolishly decide to take a 3 km walk. Think: Noon. July. Bangkok. It's HOT.
|NO,NOT palaces, but government ministries buildings ;-o|
|Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha): Another day ...|
|Now THAT is a roof, LOL|
It would be easy for 2 individual tourists to band together and pay 7 Baht, but NO ONE does that, LOL.
|Busy River !|
|A picture from the internet: doesn't this look HUGE ?|
|My UNDERWHELMED facial expression ;-)|
|Just another tower? Not quite; look at the detail (including bells):|
I've had enough of climbing steep steps in the heat. I also want a cigarette. Time to leave the holy site, have a smoke, and take the ferry again.
When I get to the other side, I don't feel particularly enthused to continue walking in the stifling heat, so I walk into a restaurant right at the ferry pier with a table on a deck overhanging the water. There is shade here, a bit of a breeze, and a cold can of Singha Beer.
The fried chicken & vegetable on rice dish tastes a bit bland for my taste.
But then I discover the 'condiments'. Chili powder and pepper slices quickly fix the lack of Oomph in my food ;-)
Nice lunch, but I'm still too lazy to walk back home in this heat. I hire a tuk-tuk for 200 Baht to drive me back to Khaosan Road and walk the rest of the way.
I'm back in the hotel at 2 pm and realize why I'm so exhausted. If the BUM-SWEAT on my pants is any indication, I've lost a lot of water today, LOL.
|That's what you get from wearing pants sagger style, LOL|
Now there is yet another NEW SOUND ! Not entirely unexpected though since it's MONSOON season in these parts. What I'm hearing is the sound of heavy rain hitting the canal and the tin roofs of various buildings around here. It's finally RAINING !
Yes, the sun did come out again. But now at 6 pm it is raining like I've NEVER seen in rain before in my life. And this time it's not looking like it's going to let up anytime soon. Click on the following to get a quick impression: Monsoon Season, LOL.