A few notes from "The City of Angels" (known to non-Thai people as "Bangkok"):
Last night I had a ringside seat at a Muay Thai match (that's Thai kickboxing); literally close enough to be sprayed with the sweat of the boxers. From the starting some clarinet-like instrument begins playing and bongo drums are pounded, creating a heart-pounding atmosphere. The crowd is electrified with excitement, and cheers loudly with each landed blow; louder still for 3 successive hits. I was surprised to see that many of the boxers were only about 12 years old!
I did take some video of the event, but unfortunately I won't be able to upload my videos to the blog until I'm back in Canada.
Tom yum kung (spicy Thai soup) will burn a hole through you like the fires of hell.
There sure are a lot of lady boys here!
My internet time is up!