Guys, this is the Thai equivalent of going to your local American retirement village mid-December to gawk at the lights extravaganzas while cruising in slow formation with all the other gawkers.
|Corner of Ratchawithi and Rama V|
|I don't know what that is but it looks like fairyland|
|Photo of a guy taking a photo of the lights|
The best part of the ride was when I joined up with these guys just after turning onto Ratchadamnoen (how could I pass up a giant peloton just hanging out in matching outfits on the street? Notice a couple of them are really cute, also.) I was not the only person with a bike and a fabulous plan-there were dozens of other cyclists out and about checking out the scene as well.
|Sampran cycling team. They actually rode all the way here from Sampran last night - and back.|
|Obviously, I think this whole situation is the best thing ever.|
Then we got to the Grand Palace, where there was a whole festival going down in the park:
|Lawn with Thaksin Bridge in the background|
Video, for maximum atmospheric flavor:
And finally, can't do without the Map:
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