Deploy From Bunk
I rolled out of my bunk onto the floor around 7:30 am, opting to shower last night to save time. Plus, I would be soaked in sweat and nastiness in less than an hour anyways.
The temperature was in the mid 90s again today, Bangkok’s “cool” season.
I hadn’t eaten since yesterday early afternoon, so I got the “basic breakfast” from my hostel for just 95baht. ($2.95)
I wandered a few blocks south in the back alleys near the Chao Phraya river. The goal was to get on the Hop On Hop Off boat and take it upstream to see The Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
While walking through the alleys, I encountered many a stray cat and a dog as well. It was quite sad to see, but its rather common here.
Among many other things I walked past included a very large pile of brake calipers. They were just piled up like a crumbling mountain, at least 20 feet high and 10 feet all across. Can you imagine such a sight on your street in Suburbtown, USA?