Life in KSR area
Trip Start May 18, 2005
25Trip End Jul 10, 2005
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So, back I went for a total of 1 hour 15 minutes of breathing heavy particulate matter through the window of the unairconditioned bus & no Siam Square for me
Right now it's mid afternoon of this hot day, but I'm cooled out & sitting in the guesthouse restaurant having coffee. All the GH restaurants open on to the street, so I'm watching the show go past on the street:
- Many Thais going about their business.
- Many Western, some Asian, & few Latin travelers - most in mid 20s to mid 30s. David on the young side & I'm on the old side, though some young & some old. More longhairs than Austin in 60s or 70s - dreadlocks & tattoos the fashion around here.
- Vendors pushing, peddling, driving, carrying their wares: satay @ 5 baht a stick, grilled bananas, brooms (brooms? yes, brooms), bumper stickers & patches, clothes, honey, fruit (rambutan, papaya, pineapple, banana, & mystery fruits).
- Tuk-tuks, taxis, motorcycles (1-4 people riding), pickups, bicycles ...
- Cats & dogs.
Here comes one of the casualties, a farang wearing the same dirty shorts he was wearing the day we got here - about as dirty as his body - serious infection going on his foot - saw him yesterday sleeping on the sidewalk
Actually I've seen a fair # of people with foot injuries - just part of the price to pay for wearing sandals in the developing world. It's shoes for me - my feet are neither hot nor cool - but no mosquito bites & no infection. What a cautious old fart I am. Like Uncle Leo said, "I'm an old man!"
So this is the KSR area life, except coffee drinkers in distinct minority & beer & Thai whiskey drinkers the major majority.
Yesterday & day before many many people coming in from full moon party, looking pretty ragged out (it's a lot of party). 10,000 - 20,000 people on the beach Ko Phangan for an all night party/rave under the full moon. Alas, I really am too old.
I'm truly ready to move on to Cambodia, but David satisfied to be here - Probably leave Sunday.
Pictures in a few days, so check back to this entry when pics posted.