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Bangkok Temples (Expat Week #039)


Adventures of an American Traveler

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? ~Gautama Buddha

I have grown accustomed to life in third world countries so my trip into Bangkok did not shock me. My first visit to India in 2006 exposed me to a whole new standard of being so, I believe, any new country would gently expand my understanding of life on this planet.

I was pleasantly surprised at the relative cleanliness of the city. It’s not clean in the Swiss way where it is practically possible to eat off the streets but it’s much cleaner than the streets in Pune, my current home town.

I have been looking forward to this trip for a few months, looking forward to it ever since my US colleague invited me to visit him and his family while they were…

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