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Blog 116 Bang Ing Suan to Bam Na Lom

21st January

I’m on the ferry under the shadow of King Bhumibol’s Bridge. It waited for 20 minutes, we were firmly fixed to the quay as bikes and small cars filled the empty spaces. The bridge was a gigantian piece of other worldly architecture out of this world to the rusty old tub beaten and bashed, paint put on thickley against the back drop of high rise buildings, there was a delicious underground edge to being on a ferry crossing the Chao Phraya River.  


A gas boat passes and we’re off. Diesel engine engaged, smoke and rattling, its dry cough of an exhaust valve in an old boat making its millionth crossing. 


The Ferry Across the Chao Phraya River (style of Fitzcarraldo)


A Bit of Information

Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German epic adventure-drama film written, produced, and directed by Werner Herzog, and starring Klaus Kinski as would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon basin. The character was inspired by Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald, who once transported a disassembled steamboat over the Isthmus of Fitzcarrald.



I saw Fitzcarraldo with a friend Pete in the year it hit the big screen. he said I'd relate to it, he just knew that film would impact on me deeply. There was an absurdity happening that was challenging and so edgy it was close to madness and Klaus Kinski played the part as it it were him.


Dinner

Finally my dinner inexpensive and beautiful


Map of the Day


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