Me and Chairman Mao
  Bangkok: The Random.
Much like Shanghai and Beijing, when you walk around a city as big as Bangkok for any length of time, you're going to see some weird stuff. Whether it's whole roasted pigs for sale, people fishing in garbage, funny signs (everyone give it up for the Fook Hing Coffin Shop!), or just the ever popular public urination, you're bound to see something worth taking a picture of. If, you know, you have your camera ready, which is something I got fairly good at. There's still a few shot I wish I would have gotten--the bikini show in the middle of the mall comes to mind, if only for the crowd shots (the Bailey's tent just wasn't as satisfying)--but what can you do?

At any rate, after all that, here's a few of the funny shots I got in Bangkok. There aren't many, since I was only there for like 48 hours, but you do what you can, apparently. This first shot was an ad on the side of a tour bus by the Grand Palace. I'm not sure why it cracked me up so much, but I kept laughing every time I looked at it. On a possibly related note, I had just walked for roughly 30 minutes in 90 degree heat. (And, as I've said before, it's not a dry heat ...):

Ah, but what better way to cool down after such a walk than a Frappuccino? Luckily, we went to Starbucks later. I got a drink. For Jason. Apparently, they thought I was ordering for my sci-fi alter ego, a roguish young Corellian smuggler who does a kick-ass Kessel run. You know you know what I'm talking about:

This store would do a mean business in San Francisco. Ha-ha:

And yes, as always, public urination! What it means that I have multiple public urination pictures I have no idea, but nothing good, I'm sure. Oh well:

Next up, Singapore, where we go in search of Captain Jack Sparrow. Well, not really. We did, however, go in search of: a) a Singapore Starbucks mug; 2) Roti Prata (sort of like Singaporean Naan or something); and IV) a picture of the Merlion, the symbol of Singapore. Those are good reasons to go to a city, right? Well, they were good enough for us, anyway ...

Previously, on my vacation:
- Bangkok: The Grand Palace.
- Siem Reap: Tonle Sap Lake.
- Siem Reap: Angkor at Dawn.
- Siem Reap: The Angkor Temples.
- Ang Thong Marine Park.
- Koh Samui.
- Tay Ninh: The Cao Dai Temple.
- The Cu Chi Tunnels.
- The Mekong Delta.
- Saigon: the Random.
- Saigon: Reunification Hall.
- Saigon: the War Museum.
- Saigon: the Streets.
- Hoi An: The River.
- Hoi An: My Son.
- Hoi An: the People.
- Hoi An: the Streets.
- Hue: Zoom, Zoom.
- Hue: the River.
- Hue: the Imperial Tombs.

- Hue: the Imperial Palace.
- Hue: the Streets.
- Halong Bay: the Videos.
- Halong Bay.
- Hanoi: the Random.
- Hanoi: Water Puppets.
- Hanoi: the "Hilton."
- Hanoi: the People.
- Hanoi: Zoom, Zoom.
- Hanoi: the Streets.
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