Bangkok II, Thailand

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The heat of the summer is here in Bangkok. The concrete radiates out the sun soaked rays, burning my skin. It is rather oppressive, but intoxicating in a way. The heat slows you down and gives you a dose of something smooth. To take the edge off the heat of the day, I rode my first canal taxi boat to the MBK shopping center where there was plenty of air conditioning. I got lost in the endless maze of elephant pajama pants and knock off Calvin Klein underwear but had a great time.

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The Grand Palace was a must see tourist spot. It was worth the 500 Baht, but that seemed steep to me. It was nice, but very busy which detracted from any spiritual qualities.

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After hopping around the palace and somehow getting burnt out on temples, I went back to wandering the streets. This city is 24 hours and full of life.

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