On one of our last nights in Bangkok, we got off at the wrong pier, near this bridge,

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and had to walk some extra blocks through Banglampoo. We happened to walk into a t-shirt shop, where we met Om, who designs them. He’s also an architect and teacher. It was fun to see a colleague’s work, and we bought some shirts. His sister, Joja walked in, and we heard she’d be singing that evening at a local blues bar, Ad Here the 13th. Later that night we headed to the bar, which had a nice mix of locals, expats and tourists, and felt a bit like a bar on the Lower East Side. Joja had a great voice and belted out everything from Motown to Jimi Hendricks, with her great band. There was a westerner on blues harmonica. I commented to Jason, “You could probably travel the world and earn your keep if you knew how to play blues harmonica.” He agreed. Duuuude.