arrived in bangkok today, one of those "where the hell am i?" as i walk around in circles like a headless farang with all my bags strapped to my back. finally i gave up and took a taxi, had to fight with the driver to turn on his meter even though he was insistent that we ride with it off. i got dropped off in khao san road, the backpacker slum, and immediately detested the place, congested with foreigners. i booked the first hotel i could find, but hours laterfound another one (farther away) that i'll be moving to tomorrow.
this week, i'll get my myanmar visa, fix my open-ticket times, then leave for burma.
green leaf guesthouse, last look
khao san road, bangkok backpacker ghetto
d&d inn, room 1403