WEATHER: Hot and humid again. We learned that this is the rainy season, with highs in the 90s-100 daily. We missed "summer" a few months ago when it is 100+
Our cat is still in the pet hospital, so we thought we should go on an excursion that would take up most of the day. We decided to visit Khao San Road. This road/alley was featured in the book/movie "The Beach" (which we haven't seen) about a young American - Leonardo DiCaprio who comes to Thailand for an adventure. He stays in a hostel in this area before going to some island beach. So, off we went.
First, we had to get some cash. I've never been anywhere where there are so many ATMs. We learned that they are so prevalent because most businesses don't accept credit cards.
To get to our destination today, we had to take the water taxi again. We passed by this famous temple - Temple of the Dawn.
George went to the bathroom and saw this very explicit sign. Notice the detail on the stick figure!
Back home, we rested and waited until 5:00 when we could buy alcohol again. We went to an expat bar near our condo, hoping to get some beer other than the ubiquitous Thai beers that taste like Bud light. We have found 3 brands, all from the same company, all tasting the same. This bar has some imports. We had a pretty good one - from Cambodia. We sat between a guy from Norway and a table of Indians. Very international.
About a block from our condo is a fairly large area with lots of street food. We saw these whole, grilled fish and decided to buy one for dinner.
When you pay, they give you little baggies full of sauces to put on your food.
DINNER: Grilled fish in a ginger/soy sauce and rice.