Thailand, All Thumbs

Thailand, All Thumbs

“Sexy Video, Sexy Video” the touts whisper as I haunt Porntip Plaza (now there’s an appropriate name) to repair my camera and price out some tech gear. I’m struck by how Bangkok has some basic similarities to Yogyakarta – canals intersecting the city, the mix of big skyscrapers and sidewalk vendors, taxis and tuk-tuks, the rapidfire mix of languages and ethnicities. City planning has come late to Bangkok – it has a train and subway now but unfinished buildings and roads from the 1997 economic crisis still are visible. Curious to see if Kuala Lumpur and other big Southeast Asian cities have a similar sprawl.

Comics here are increasingly leaning towards manga, and many are now including a ‘copyright’ certified sign. I’ll scan it in later to share. (Also have more USA pix and fun too!)

Back to Phnom Penh next. Justin Hall (True Travel Tales, All Thumbs Press) is local, hope to have a ‘meet and greet’ !


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