Jet Lag, Traffic, Long walks in the heat... #Bangkok
Once I got enough umph to move farther than my hostel bed (thankfully the bottom bunk) to the bathroom (a smidge down the hall), I was kind of at a loss on where to start.
View from the hostel
I wanted to get a cheap phone to use while in Thailand and/or get a sim card for my current phone. So I started walking towards MBK Center. I attempted to get a taxi a couple of times but not knowing HOW to get a taxi to stop became my first barrier. Not knowing the language well combined with not understanding the currency (note to self: study this next time going to foreign country!!!) meant epic fail on getting a taxi. So I walked. And walked. And walked. And walked. And sweated profusely. My body needs time to adjust to the temp differences!!
The traffic here in Bangkok is a force to be reckoned with. I don't know how 200 people a day don't die driving... they drive opposite of the US - right vs left lane - they have scooters and mopeds and crotch rockets and mini bikes and tuk tuks and vehicles and busses... oh and "UPS" types... also on scooters...all seemingly going the same (wrong) way at the same time.
This is why I wont be renting a bike. They drive on the wrong side of the road!
Stop lights are few and far between and really don't mean much.
I would hate to be that delivery human... One bungee.. and all those boxes!
Or this guy!!
Traffic is SO crazy!
Crossing the street via feet is truly a huge risk of your life... (Note to self: they drive opposite of the US... meaning me looking first to the right to check for traffic will do me ZERO good...).
Some sidewalks are HUGE... others are so small a human cannot fit 2 feet on it at once
Their wiring is just as seemingly chaotic as the traffic
|Almost taken out by a wire...|
|Yet another fun sidewalk requiring balance and attention|