Arriving in Bangkok felt like a vacation from India. It felt like coming home, to a mix of Vancouver BC & NYC, with an Asian flavor. We stayed in the super touristy Khao San Rd area, at a cheap guesthouse with an amazing bed that encouraged us to stay for 4 nights.
We ate amazing street food.
We checked out the Erawan Shrine, on a busy corner in downtown Bangkok. When prayers are answered, people hire dancers to perform.
We visited an exhibit at the Thailand Creative & Design Center called "Spirits: Creativities from Beyond." It was free!
I got a $6 Thai Massage. Thai Massage is a little different from the Swedish Massage I've gotten back home. It's a very interactive experience with the therapist. It's a combination of pressing and stretching. The therapist got up on the bed, stood on my feet, twisted me in all sorts of crazy positions. The strangest one started with me sitting cross-legged. The therapist sat behind me, put a pillow between us and then she gave me an airplane ride. Keep in mind, she was a lot smaller than me, and much stronger.