Yesterday I was in Bangkok. Like Mumbai, not a city you might think ideal for cycling, but I was surprised to see it heading in that direction.
My recollection of Bangkok was more like this.
I was surprised to see they have an urban bike share system. Great stuff. I wonder how popular it is.
Then I came across a Bubble Pirate. “What’s one of those??”. The Bubble Pirate turns out to be a man by the name of Sandy with an interesting story and a penchant for spreading joy. Read more here.
He traveled to Bangkok from Singapore, where I also once lived, over 3 months, enchanting families with bubbles along the way.
Just before sunset in the evening light, the colours in the bubbles were so vibrant.
Sandy’s journey will continue, so who knows where you might find him next.
I also spotted a beautiful vintage Thai-made Rama (the name of the Chakri kings of Thailand) bicycle at the Chatuchak weekend market (not for sale). I would guess this dates from the 30-40s. Beautiful condition and apparently complete and original.
That’s a lot of surprises for one day. Bangkok never fails to amaze.