Sunday, July 14, 2013
OK, so I was there a bit longer than that...but it didn't stop the song from running through my head, since many of my formative years were in the 1980's.
I've driven in Baghdad. You couldn't pay me enough to navigate the mean streets of Bangkok. Granted, in Baghdad, we were able to "persuade" other motorists to kindly yield for us.....[cue innocuous whistling....]. I found this photo online, as I didn't take any from a van's eye view myself, but is a pretty good representation of the traffic on every street we went down, while transiting between various point.
The countryside was much nicer, combing an odd sense of modernity and neo-medievalism. I'm not a huge fan of Thai food, but here had the opportunity to eat authentically, and had some really good [and spicy] dishes. Also had some I'd rather forget.
And reminiscent of Nazi Germany only in regards to decor, this guy looks at you from everywhere you find yourself.