Monday, September 17, 2007

A bit of Grand Palace Magic

These guys reside at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is a magical place and I hadn't been there in years. The one thing I love about having friends or family in town is that you find yourself going to see things that you have taken for granted for ages. Thailand really is a cultural treasure, and at shipwreck prices.

I have a great deal of pleasure showing off the cultural arts of Thailand whenever anyone from the West comes here. It is so foreign to them that their reaction some how sparks my own memories of experiencing it for the first time. It's sort of like I steel their excitement and remember my own.
On days like that I try hard not to swear as much at Taxis, idiot Mercedes drivers, or curse the incessant HEAT.