Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Queen!

(PICTURE: Happy birthday, Queen!)

The second day Huyen and I were in Thailand was the Queen's birthday. To say the city was a mob scene would be a gigantic understatement. Everyone had off work and in the park near where we were staying was free food for the poor. There were literally thousands and thousands of people waiting in line for fried rice.

Huyen and I decided to take in the sites and walked to all the major landmarks in Bangkok. Unfortunately since it was the Queen's birthday the palace was closed.
(PICTURE: This guy wouldn't let us into the palace. What a jerk!)

Also unfortunately I didn't wear long pants so I was given a pair of pull-over pants that were made of plastic. Basically it was a disposable tablecloth people use for picnics. The material wasn't exactly breathable which meant my sweatiness doubled in a matter of minutes. Can you say heat rash?!
(PICTURE: My hips look really really big in these pants!)
(PICTURE: Just a picture I like from a temple.)

After checking out the big temples and tall buildings, Huyen and I took a tuk-tuk to a park on the other side of town. We strolled through the park enjoying ourselves until Huyen let out a sort of scream -- there were giant lizards coming out of the lake in the park! Check out this video: