A Little Green Man and Some Breakdancing Locals
Trip Start Oct 02, 2012
52Trip End Ongoing
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Well the sights we saw today were visually amazing. If we had the necessary words and literal dexterity to describe the opulence and beauty of the Grand Palace and the resting place of the Emerald Buddha then we would surely be in the realms of Shakespeare, but unfortunately this is more Roald Dahl. The complex of buildings you first encounter (and the temple housing the Emerald Buddha) has a dozen or more temples/structures, each more beautiful and extravegant than the one before. The arcitecture here is on a level that is only hinted at in the surrounding Bangkok temples and the overall effect is jaw dropping
The Emerald Buddha itself has been about a bit and has travelled through many places before ending up in Bangkok. He is very very old, very very sacred, and very very small! We would have taken a pic but it is forbidden (so google it). The room he is mounted in is huge. And gold. And incredible. If you ever come to bangkok then pay the 400baht (£8) and take a look, I promise you it is worth it. Just remember that Thai people come to see the Buddha to worship so do not spend too long gawping at him before moving on and giving them room to kneel and pray.
After all the looking at stuff we hit the bars for some food and a drink. To keep things interesting Anna had a yellow thai curry and Ian had a green thai rice thingy with a fried egg on
It was raining as we left the bar to hunt down some cocktails and we came across a group of about half a dozen young thai men breakdancing in the middle of the wet road. They were having a dance off, doing flips, body popping, spinning and then last guy just walked on and did a little jig and a jump! Very funny! :D
After the 99b cocktails of sex on the beach and long island ice tea (both of which must've been mainly spirits) we managed to get home before the rain became a absolute torrent and crashed out.
Tomorrow a 12 hour trek to Kho phi phi (where The Beach was filmed) and new horizons.