Thursday, March 08, 2007
So now we are Bangkok for a while. Basically we have to wait for our Myanmar visas, but until then Jordan and I are doing some sightseeing. Today we went all around town in a plethora of transportation modes including the Sky Train, boat, subway, taxi, auto rickshaw, motorcycle taxi, and feet. This city really is so advanced, more so than any other place I've ever been so it's kind of fun just to wander around and see how everything so different. For instance, they sell amazing waffles in the subway stations, something you would never see back home. It was really nice to go to some monasteries and see the monks chanting from a completely different perspective than before when I was chanting along side them. We also stumbled upon Wat Po, which has one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. He is reclining and I think over 100 feet long. Once we get our visas we're heading up north to Cheing Mai and going into Burma by land. After touring around we plan to exit the country at the very southern point. Supposedly you can take a long tail boat into southern Thailand from there. It's about 35 degrees (maybe that's around105) here and getting hotter every day. I don't even want to know how hot it's going to be in May.