Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

Coming back to Bangkok from Singapore.

I had the oddest feeling as I was riding in a non-air-conditioned bus through Bangkok traffic yesterday. I'd just gotten back from Singapore the night before.

Bangkok, with its broken pavement with random chasms and occasional motorcyclists weaving between pedestrians, rattling buses belching diesel exhaust, astonishing traffic, and ear-splitting street noise, seemed real, while efficient, orderly Singapore seemed almost like a dream.

Even the weather was a change. I never thought I would feel relieved by the pervasive mugginess in Singapore, but it really was a break from Bangkok, which was consistently a couple of degrees Celsius hotter.

Somehow, all the grit, grime, and chaos made Bangkok seem more real. Good thing, really, since there's so much of it.

All I ask is it be ten degrees cooler.
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