Whatever Floats Your Boat!
Trip Start Oct 12, 2010
84Trip End Mar 24, 2011
When we arrived at the floating market, our group took a longboat along some canals to get to the main marketplace. We motored along the canals and saw the houses and people who live in this area going about their morning routines - some washing clothes in the canals and some walking their dogs. Other locals were rowing their own boats of produce and other products along the waterways to get to the market.
The main market was interesting - there are rows of shops along the waterways but the narrow canals are also jam-packed with boats of both tourists and vendors floating so close to each other that they are touching and at times, ramming into each other
One of the towns that we drove through on the way to the market is called Samut Songkhram and it is famous for a couple of reasons - namely the 'original Siamese twins', Eng and Chang who were born here in 1811.
Back in Bangkok, I sourced out a local post office and shipped home a box of souvenirs and travel materials that I no longer need - it's nice to lighten the suitcase a little, but I'm sure I will find more things in Chiang Mai and Phuket to put in the empty spaces :)
Tomorrow is train-day - taking a 12 hour train ride north to Chiang Mai for a week or so. I opted for the daytime train ride instead of the popular overnight option as it is a chance to sit back and see some scenery. I'm heading off to elephant country!