Golden, glittering, gritty Bangkok

Trip Start Dec 12, 2005
Trip End Jan 18, 2006

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Monday, December 19, 2005

From the sublimely beautiful to the grit-filled, humid air typical of the city, Bangkok is a delicious set of contrasts. My first experience in Bangkok was the usual midnight arrival, but when my luggage was delayed I decided to walk outside for a breath of 'fresh' albeit humid air at about 4 am. Imagine my amazement as the sun rose behind me and the Wat to the west of me began to glow, incandescently, red, green and gold! I was mesmerized, the beauty was simply breathtaking. About that time the highway crew began to burn some weeds upwind of me, and the juxtaposition of the superlative beauty of the Wat with the smell of burning weeds and dog shit will stay with me to the end of my days.
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