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... fit-flops for $20, brand new, not a copy as far as I can tell. I'll be returning the ones I ordered from Amazon (>$100) just before we left the US.
Since Dessa likes UFC, we sprang for tickets to a Muay Thai fight. The "heavyweight fighters" weighed 130 lbs, and the lightweights weighed under 110. Each fight was preceded by a ritual of blessings from the fighters, bowing to the pads in each corner, then about 5 minutes of dancing/prancing around in the ...
... Buddha is just outside the Grand Palace compound. Absolutely beautiful. They have you take your shoes off and give you bags to carry them in when walking through the display.
There are many many more sights to explore in the area, but we had our fill for the day. We had spent almost 2 hours taking it all in. We decided to take a Tuk Tuk back to where the driver is, rather than do the 15 minute walk in the warm sun. The first guy offered ...
... decided to flag down a tuk-tuk (one of those 3-wheeled, open-doored auto rickshaw contraptions that most urban cities use in place of a taxi) to take us back to our hostel. With this being my first ever tuk-tuk ride I like to feel that we travelled in style. Ha, who am I kidding? This was a hilarious journey with multiple near-death experiences, once we even almost collided with a bus! At 100baht though I am not complaining as it certainly was an ...