Monday, December 17, 2012
We discovered that taxi rides in Bangkok are about the same price as tuk-tuks rides Phnom Penh, but the taxis we rode in were almost brand new and nicely air conditioned. Taxi drivers in Bangkok drive much faster than taxi drivers in Phnom Penh do though. :)
The air conditioning of the Siam Paragon was a welcome reprieve. Bangkok is a hot hot city. By the afternoon my clothes were completely soaked through! With all that sweating I lose a lot of electrolytes so I started chugging Gatorade. Otherwise I start to get twitching in my legs. The challenges I face adjusting to the climate of Southeast Asia make me wonder about the native born Southeast Asians. Do they also suffer from low electrolytes? Does the food they cook and eat replenish them? They don't sweat as much as visitors to their climate do, but they do sweat. I'm sure I'll never know from personal experience, I think that even if I lived in Southeast Asia for 20 years I would still not fully adapt to the climate!
I'm looking forward to another trip to Thailand, maybe this time to an island like Ko Samui!