Two words dominate this tourist destination: a greeting and a gratitude. I even asked: What is the word for 'please'? The former, of course. It is a curious linguistic dynamic.
I had a little unfinished business to attend tonight. First, I must change tense and thank those of you who have bothered to follow along on this adventure. Your hits and comments have been most welcome and I thank you. Second and fair warning, I have more. Third, I will now address a certain subject.
I saw this guy the first night here.
Bells, I tell you, frikkin clarion bells. I imagined that I would walk up and ask him how much he charged for a portrait. Upon naming his price, I would offer him the same amount to allow me to take a series of photos, close-ups, action shots, those sort of things. And tonight, as I told DM, I went out with that expressed purpose. Except he had a client, the massage hawker's girlfriend.
As I have been writing this, someone in a facing room has been putting on a show, purposefully back lit. Now it is over.