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Old Posted Jun 16, 2013, 5:12 PM
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BANGKOK : Part 2

Did you see Part 1?

In the last thread I mentioned the canal boats. Try not to fall into nasty sewage water when you're jumping on.

Back to Chatuchak.

Lunch break next to a canal near Chatuchak.

Thailand has a real cowboy thing going on. Between that and its love for pickup trucks I'd say it's the Mexico of Asia, except that would be the Philippines.

10 minutes from Chatuchak is this hole in a fence. It leads to Rot Fai, a night market that has sprung up in an abandoned railyard. It's where the Ratcahadapisek vintage crowd now hangs out.

Sometimes you forget that, 30 years ago, much of Bangkok was still countryside, and then you come across a street with no sidewalks and a drainage ditch.

A neighbourhood night market located in a parking lot across from a big-box Tesco hypermarket.

Waiting for the bus. They don't really come to a complete stop – you have to hop on while they're rolling along.

Sukhumvit Road is the backbone of modern Bangkok. Each of its sidestreets (called sois) is a neighbourhood unto itself. Soi 4 (better known as Soi Nana) is the Arab part of town. Lots of shisha and decent shawarma.

Praying to Ganesha outside a giant shopping mall.

There are shantytowns along many of the rail lines that run through Bangkok. This one consists of a single row of shacks right behind a major commercial district.

Next and last: Part 3.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2013, 6:44 AM
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Wow! Nice pics bro!
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Love these shots of Bangkok. It's been too long for me. One of my greatest memories is of sauntering off a major street into a narrow soi and being confronted by the swaying backside of a baby elephant being led down the lane by its owner. I had to time it perfectly to skip by the elephant for fear of being squashed against the wall. Good times.
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Nice pics. That girl in the last photo might just have perfect hair.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Amazing Bangkok thread, gives a feeling of being close!
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