Life the last few days has had very little writing, cos I have been surrounded by sights that are at once strange and familiar, a language that has five tones and every word and sentence seemingly ends in kha, khap, khrap….
Yes, I’m in Bangkok.
If I ever sort out my life enough to post about this place, I will….because, for now, patting tigers, watching tattooed, cigarette-smoking, mobile-toting monks kiss tigers, speaking to men who are not men (long eyelashes and hoarse voices but pretty faces), eating all kinds of spiced-up noodly-wriggly fare, walking through streets crowded with Arab women braving the humidity in black burkhas, getting my eyes dazzled by the multi-colored, occasionally gold-plated temples, seeing a humungous, 5500 kilogram solid-gold statue of the Buddha (a prophet who followed renunciation!), has addled my brain.
I’ve been writing, all of it in my head…but who knows some day it will all flow out someplace. I’m hardly online much, cos I’m hardly indoors much. So, for the moment, I’ll leave you with (very few) pictures. I’ve taken about a 1000 so far, and I’m yet to visit Ayutthaya, the historic Thai capital.
Stunning. Really … stunning. 🙂
That must be so cool! I look forward to reading about your discoveries well after the fact! Enjoy!
Thanks! I look forward to writing them!
Don’t worry about writing – just let your brain soak it all up.
Alex, that’s precisely what I’m trying to do. 🙂
Oh wow! Jealous!! Soak it in and when it’s over, put it to paper! Have fun!
Awwww Hannah, I’m sure you’ll be visiting here some time too :). Having fun, I am, lol
Definiely a rich , vibrant and multi-sensory experience … perfect elements to inspire your writing muse …
Thanks, Mish, it is 🙂
The floating market looks awesome! *Looks at Thai takeaway menu on table* Hmm…I know what I’m having for dinner…:)
Well, I haven’t had Thai food since yesterday. Must change that tomorrow!
Looks and sounds fantastic. No wonder your brains addled. So much to inspire a creative mind!
Take care, Lisa.
Thanks for the visit and the kind words, David. Who’s Lisa?
awesome how exciting! Soak it up, it’ll come back out later!
It has already begun to seep out, Toby: The Thai Massage
What a wonderful experience that must be. I’d love to go and get my fill of the sights and delicious Thai food. I’ve had a major craving for Tom Ka Kai of late.
Tossing It Out
Thanks, Lee. As you’ll see in my next post, I’m pretty much sucked into the city!