I've tuk-tuk'd past Wat Thammikarat about five times now and I've been dying to check it out. There's something about the image of this buddha head poking out of this flower that I absolutely love. So, 120 baht later and there I was. This place is incredible. I'm pretty sure it's my most favorite temple yet. Better yet, I ran into a bunch of other foreigners here and we chatted it up for awhile. It's funny, when you're in a different country, you don't really give a shit about someone's personality as long as they speak they same language as you do. Anyway these were a bunch of dudes on bicycles that were slightly gay. I felt safe enough. It was nice to talk to men who weren't staring at my boobs the whole time.
Maybe this 100-pound cow explains why the hubs said the beef here tastes weird.
DOES JOHN MOGENSEN OWN THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD? This will only make sense to people in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, but I saw this shitload of gargoyle things and instantly thought of the gargoyles at all of the one million buildings he owns in the city. Anyway, this place is in a bit of disrepair so it would make sense that he owns it.
I meant to just got home after Wat Thammikarat, but you quickly learn in this city that the tuk-tuk drivers are all about talking you into visiting more temples. This way they spend more time driving you around which means you spend more moola at the end of the trip. Well, I actually had been wanting to see Wat Na Phramane anyway so I was down. These temples are so strange. You walk into this fairly tiny space and suddenly, you see the whole damn thing is a huge Buddha. That's what happened to me here. Once I realize this, I snap a picture and run away. I think Buddhism is kind of a bunch of bullshit so I don't wanna get stuck making some offering and whatever.
There's a really cool history behind this temple. As I've mentioned before (though I'm not expecting you to remember), Ayutthaya was once the capital city of Thailand. Then the Burmese decided to have a problem with Thailand and went to war with the country. After burning the shit out of Ayutthaya (that's why so many of the temples are only half there, or rebuilt/in the process of being restored), the King of Thailand eventually surrendered. In this temple I visited today. Pretty cool. Not for Thailand, of course.
Seriously. What's up with all these Thai people sleeping on the job? Not sure what her job is, but still!
Of course no one was at this table. Maybe sleeping lady was supposed to be here so I could've had my future told to me in a language I can't understand.
Yeah so I'm a thirty-something wife living in Thailand. Pretty much, I went from no passport to living in a country where I can't even freaking order lunch without it being a freakshow. Read about my adventures here.