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... a rough pull on the wax. But small enough that when I told Ange and her friend about it in the evening they didn't even feel it. Feeling like a new woman I decided just to walk and explore a bit of downtown. I walked until I hit a mall called Terminal 21. All of the malls have a security scanner before walking in and a military official in his formal white saluting shoppers as we walk in. Each of the floors of Terminal 21 is designed like an arrivals gate into ...
... the world, and it's made out of brick, plaster and gold leaf. This place was pretty packed with other visitors, but we were able to get some good photos anyway.
After Wat Pho, we were thinking of heading straight to the Museum of Siam to cool off because it's air-conditioned, but we found that we were just across the river from Wat Arun. So instead we jumped on a boat for ฿3 and headed across the river. When we got there, we got a few pics of the Temple, and ...
... barely moving. With our legs cramped up, we finally arrived outside Khao San Rd. We were staying at the same hostel we booked 4 years ago for $11 a night.
A single street, at times dubbed the “centre of the backpacker universe”, where people from all over the world come to eat cheap grub, drink excessively, get their hair braided, get massages,shop for knockoff clothes, eat crispy fried bugs, regret getting certain tattoos and piercings, ...
... and we spend nearly as long queueing in the immigration hall but soon we are walking back into Jamie's flat. The doors to the balconies have been open all the while Jamie has been away, over 10 days, and the place is full of a lovely breeze but covered in dust! John walks to the shops to buy the ingredients for us to try again for supper the recipes we learnt in Chiang Mai - that seems like a lifetime ago now!
... life pass by along the Chao Phraya River! And yes, Michel and I were the first ones on the top deck! These habits are hard to loose! :-)
So here I was today in a foreign country so far away from home watching life pass by before my eyes on the Chao Phraya River. There was this peacefulness all around, this tranquility ...
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