It is early Saturday morning and the family just finished eating breakfast. They are waiting in
the hotel lobby for their friend, Jiap, who will act as a tour guide. She previously promised to
show them Wat Phra Kaeo
(Temple of the Emerald Buddha; located near the Grand Palace). They likewise expect to visit other
Thai temples in Bangkok and Thonburi, a town across the river from
People in This Story:
Noi (river taxi driver);
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"Speed Talk" is in pink; meaning is in [brackets].
Yes, that's a bargain. Thank you. Let's go everyone, Whatcha
[What are you] waiting for? Get in the boat.
See that tourist boat?
It takes people up and down the river. They stop at a regular
dock, but we will
land at a special dock. After the temple visit, we can stop to buy fruit.
No need for that today. Yesterday, I stopped at a local
[The family later travels to
Lampang in north Thailand. They plan
to take an elephant ride and enjoy various scenes, including temples and
mountains. Click here to see the following story:
Elephants in Lampang.]