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Bangkok (November 2008)
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My feet in Bangkok, with my sandals from Santorini.
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Mike in a Tuk Tuk.
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The view from a Tuk Tuk, my favorite form of transportation.
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Me in a Tuk Tuk.
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Mike at a temple complex during a memorial for Princess Galyani Vadhana.
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Thais lined up to pay tribute to the princess.
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Central structure in the temple complex.
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More people out to pay tribute to the princess. There were a lot of people milling around.
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The central temple structure again.
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And again, with tons of people.
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A portrait of the princess, and visitors.
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Mike and the princess.
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Vast quantities of garbage, mostly water bottles.
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Mike at Khaosan road. I actually have an almost identical picture of myself from five years ago.
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Khaosan road -- mostly tourists, backpackers, etc.
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Signs on Khaosan road.
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Ronald and Mike, making a uniquely Thai pose.
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Ronald and I, also making a uniquely Thai pose.
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Street vendor on a canal near Khaosan road.
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Mike in a boat on the Chao Phraya river.
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My foot in a boat on the Chao Phraya river.
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A boat similar to ours in the Chao Phraya river. They use big old truck engines as motors, from what I can tell.
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Residence on the water in the canals of Bangkok.
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Temple in the sun, from a boat in the canal.
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Other boats motoring along.
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Wat Arun's central prang and surrounding structures in silhouette.
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Wat Arun.
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The central prang at Wat Arun.
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The central prang at Wat Arun -- very tall.
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Mike and the central prang at Wat Arun.
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Incredible detail on the central prang at Wat Arun.
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Wat Arun's central prang is very steep.
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Mike climbing at Wat Arun.
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The temple complex at Wat Arun, looking East from the central prang.
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Looking east from Wat Arun, across the Chao Phraya river toward central Bangkok, the Grand Palace, and Wat Phra Kaew.
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Detail near the "summit" of Wat Arun's central prang.
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Mike presents: Bangkok!
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Mike ringing a bell near the top of the Golden Mount.
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The Golden Mount, just out of reach -- closed at the end of the day.