|There are tons of these structures littering Wat Pho|
|Buddha's head was almost too big to take a picture of.|
|See Buddha recline.|
|Freshly manicured toes.|
|The bottom of Buddha's feet have mother of pearl engravings on the bottom|
|Pay the Buddha for good luck.|
As this was the final sight I really had my heart on seeing, I felt like I had reached the end of my time in Bangkok. I had visited all the sights, I had wondered quite aimlessly, I had bartered, I had tasted the delicious food and I "enjoyed" an authentic Thai massage (yikes, by the way), yet I had reserved the hostel for another five nights. The woman I had visited Wat Pho with, and who I had gotten to know over the course of a few days (Ina pronounced E-Na) was planning on taking the train to Chiang Mai that night. In the spirit of adventure and my desire to "go with the flow" I decided to join her. With that I booked my train, booked my hostel, packed my bag, and checked out. *Side note: Bangkok traffic is hideous. From our hostel to the train station, a usual fifteen minute excursion, it took one hour. Thank goodness we had left an hour and a half before our train left.
|This is the train. And no the image does not do it justice.|
Arrival in Chiang Mai
After approximately fourteen hours on the train we arrived at Chiang Mai. It was refreshing to escape the smog of Bangkok. Once again I found myself surrounded by greenery. The rest of our day was spent wandering the streets of Chiang Mai deciding what our next move would be.
|Chiang Mai is surrounded by what appears to be a moat.|
After walking around practically the entire perimeter of the city, we decided to visit the Wats (Temples). (To be continued...)