discovery while perusing the market: thai maxi pads look like spaceships.
shoes come off to enter the temple of the emerald buddah.
inside, the woman next to me bowed to the buddah, praying in her crystal-studded "$ is king" t-shirt. her cell phone rang. lady gaga's "bad romance" echoed through the hall, disrupting piety and antagonizing the heat.
the vertigo bar is 60 stories up atop the banyon hotel in downtown bangkok. there are a surprising number of lizards up there.