This was taken on my first night in Bangkok on Khao San, the main road in the Banglamphu backpackers district. A man playing a harmonica pushes along his portable dog beauty pageant float/bestiality temple on wheels. I took this picture to make sure someone hadn’t slipped some peyote into my curry during dinner.
Wat Phra Kaeo, inside Bangkok’s Grand Palace, has got to be the most over-the-top, extravagant Buddhist temple I have ever seen. Half place of worship, half disco. Dude on the left is called a yaksha, a demon from Ramayana who watches over Wat Phra Kaeo. You know, just in case someone tries to shoplift a jade Buddha statue.
Wat Po, a huge Buddhist monastery that’s right next to the Grand Palace, has a lot of these beautiful spires, called chedis. And by the looks of it, they’re made out of Skittles.
As you can see, the reclining Buddha inside Wat Po has really big feet… and for the sake of not offending my Buddhist girlfriend, I’ll leave it at that.
Finally, after all these years, I’m in Cambodia. And there’s Angkor Wat. Yup. There it is … now somebody hand me a cold, frosty beverage and towel, I’m sweating like a farm animal out here.
One of the many giant faces you’ll find at Bayon. All of them have the same expression. Kinda like, “Yes, I’m pretending to find your knock-knock joke amusing. Now please leave me alone with my sweet melancholy.”
A friends photo taken at Banteay Srei. Chandler and Joey got into a fight over bath towels and wouldn’t speak to each other for the rest of the trip.