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After 4,5 months in South East Asia, I must admit I got tired of temples, especially the modern, golden ones. But when I first arrived in Bangkok, this was exactly what mesmerized and fascinated me. In those first few days I made a day trip to the Grand Palace and surrounding temples. I took the boat and entered the chaos of Bangkok transport. “Come on, come on. Keep going. All the way to the back. The back! Go to the back!” an angry sounding man yelled at the tourists. I had to get off at pier 9. I felt like I was cattle as I shuffled through the boat, pushing my way through the rows of people, trying to reach the shore. I swapped the busy boat for the busy streets around the palace. It was not long after the Thai king had died and I was surprised it was…

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