BANGKOK!! — Post 1

Sometimes opportunity knocks….loudly.  Rachel is one of my best friends and happens to be the Sous Chef at a prestigious restaurant at the St Regis, Deer Valley, UT.  Her bennies include free nights at St Regis hotels worldwide.  My bennies include free travel.  Light bulb:  combine bennies!  It was off to Bangkok!

 

thanks, Delta

biz class perks

 

St Regis perks

St Regis perks

 

temple in old part of downtown

temple in old part of downtown: Wat Pho

 

pagodas

Rach & the pagodas

 

Wat Pho roof

Wat Pho roof

 

Essentially, the temples (Wats) are shrines to Buddha.  And boy do they go overboard.  Buddha statues everywhere….

 

line 'em up

Buddhas trying to high five you

 

Buddha w/dragons

Buddha w/dragons

 

big Buddha, little Buddha

big Buddha, little Buddha

 

 

rows of Buddha in Buddha shrine

rows of Buddha in Buddha shrine

 

 

huge Reclining Buddha

huge Reclining Buddha

 

after all those Buddhas, it was nice to see this guy

after all those Buddhas, it was nice to see this guy

 

Went and checked out a Muay Thai fight.  Pretty cool watching these 110lb-ers kick the snot out of each other.

 

serious stuff

serious stuff

 

on the ropes

on the ropes

 

tuk tuk: cheap transport

tuk tuk: cheap transport

 

sheer terror

sheer terror

 

some book a street vendor was hawking.  shoulda bought it...

some book a street vendor was hawking. shoulda bought it…

 

500+ photos to go through means it’s gonna take a while to post the best.  Stay tuned….

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