In addition to playing with water and checking out civil unrest, we also did some sightseeing in Bangkok. Our first day we headed over to the weekend market, which had more than 200,000 stalls selling everything from clothes to jewelry, handicrafts, food, pets and trinkets from the USA. Another day we tried to get to the Grand Palace, which is the most famous sight in the city. Of course, by the time we got there it was shut down for the day due to a visit from the King: the one time a year the palace closes.
While walking to find our next activity we were approached by a scam artist who tried to tell us that every building in the area was also closed and our best option was to go with his friend to see some other sites as well as a