during the hottest time of the day i spent inside my air conditioned room, reading my lonely planet, then eating lunch on the balcony, watching the kids splash each other with water. in the afternoon i went out again, to visit some nearby temples. nobody dare splashed me except for a handful of brave teenage boys, a few kids from the back of pickup trucks, and one over-achieving european who approached me with a bucket of water, and even though i told him i had a camera, he still splashed me anyway. "fucking asshole," i yelled at him, while his friends seemed sad that i wasn't able to fully enjoy my drenching. my foul mood was quickly changed when i ran into my drag queen friends from yesterday, now out of costume. "come see the mekong!" one of them cooed, pulling my arm in the direction of the river a few blocks away. "you're handsome," the other said, drawing an imaginary box around his face.
i returned to the hotel once more and spent the rest of the day in my room, coming out only now to write this entry, before i plan on taking a nap prior to some night market exploration later in the evening.
wat si saket closed (for new year)
calling for rain buddha
view from patuxai
entering temple (shoes off)