<html> <head> <title>Thaibodia (page 1)</title> </head> <body> <center> <h1>Thaibodia (Bangkok)</h1><p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb001.jpg" alt="Tuk-tuk and temple" width="486" height="648"><br> Tuk-tuk and temple... that sums up Bangkok fairly succinctly.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb002.jpg" alt="Convex temple reflection" width="648" height="486"><br> Reflection of the same temple in a convex mirror.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb003.jpg" alt="Bangkok family" width="648" height="486"><br> Sweet family I met on the street; they taught me my first few words in Thai.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb004.jpg" alt="Cock and wheels" width="648" height="486"><br> Cock and wheels, a rooster steps out in front of bicycles on his Bangkok backstreet.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb005.jpg" alt="Blue waterlily" width="648" height="486"><br> Blue waterlily glows purple and attracts tiny bees.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb006.jpg" alt="Fish blossom" width="648" height="486"><br> Fish flowers blossom on the sidewalk, laid out to dehydrate.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb007.jpg" alt="Prik pet" width="648" height="486"><br> These <i>prik</i> are quite <i>pet</i>... chili peppers come to be known as "death chives"<br> because of how Simmon once mistook some green ones for chives in his soup. Same same, but different.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb008.jpg" alt="Ranas descorazonadas" width="648" height="486"><br> Frogs with their hearts out of their chests, folded up in yogic positions.<br> While not the most macabre thing seen in the markets, it was rather strange.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb009.jpg" alt="Bangkok street" width="648" height="486"><br> Street scene in Bangkok: the typical tuk-tuks, power lines, umbrella-shaded stands<br> and the unusually insidious yet incessantly useful Seven-Elevens every few blocks.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb010.jpg" alt="Market plates" width="648" height="486"><br> Another typical market shot: limes, chilies, ...wait, cockroaches?!<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb011.jpg" alt="Cat offering" width="648" height="486"><br> In an altar hidden away from the street, a cat proffers himself as a napping offering.<br> You may pet him for extra merit.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb012.jpg" alt="OMG it's a Nathan" width="648" height="486"><br> OMG it's a NATHAN! *gasp!* He just flew around the world for an iced beverage date. *chomp*<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb013.jpg" alt="Giant golden Buddha" width="648" height="486"><br> A giant golden Buddha in one of the numerous wats we observed.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb014.jpg" alt="Bangkok kids" width="648" height="486"><br> This troupe of kids unabashedly interacted with us, teaching us how to count in Thai.<p> <img src="http://www.mollybee.org/thaibodia/tb015.jpg" alt="Temple of the dawn" width="486" height="648"><br> By request, "Horse with Lei" taken at Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok.<p> </center> </body> </html>