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Lonely Planet Six Degrees Thailand

An Asian supercapital, a labyrinth, and a traffic jam rolled into one, Bangkok is a mash of the contemporary and the traditional, the sacred and the profane. Traveller Toby Amies goes bush-whacking in the ultimate man-made jungle.

He meets:

Nym – a fellow photographer who bears the scars of a day at the world’s weirdest tattoo festival and discovers something unheard of in the klongs of the Chao Praya River

Pariyakorn – a Thai boxing promoter who unleashes her best female fighters on Toby and teaches him how to chill out with a good .45.

Jumbo – a Buddhist bon viveur who shows Toby just what can happen when you combine a rocket scientist and a tuk-tuk.

Marko – an emergency paramedic who takes Toby bodysnatching on the mean streets of Bangkok and places him at the mercy of man-eaters in a temple with a twist.

Manit – an artist who points the figure at rampant consumerism armed with nothing more than a shopping trolley and a loud suit.

Andrew H – a lifestyle magazine editor and roving gourmet who takes Toby hunting and gathering Bangkok-style.

[Source: Lonely Planet | Six Degrees]