Floating Market

Trip Start Feb 06, 2006
Trip End Sep 03, 2006

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Thursday, February 9, 2006

Hey! After the best sleep so far, we were not happy to be awoken at 6 o clock for a trip to the floating market. Once again we had a mini bus which its safety could be once againn called into question but anything was an improvement from yesterday! There werent any legends on our bus, only boring girls who played with their hair, when they were actually awake!
First stop was the coconut candy factory. Belive me, it was no factory! We had 15 minutes to look around and taste the local cuisine, which was actually made in a barn! 15 minutes, should have been 1 minute, at least!
Then after a brief drive, came the canal ride through the back rivers of bangkok on the way to the floating market. It was apparently a "speed" boat, but i could moonwalk quicker! It was a good way to see that not all of Bangkok was smoke and pollution!
After 20 minute boat trip, we arrived at the floating market. All the stalls were the same so once you have seen 1, you have seen them all! Funny incident: as we were walking back, a women offered andrew a handbag, simple mistake really everyone would agree, but he didnt accept, only because thy didnt have it in pink. As i can remember, i belive the exact words were "do you have it in pink?". Very funny! Dont be scared emma, i hope he was just joking!
Lastly, once again testing the safety barriers, was the cobra show. This was fantastic, as you will hear! Right, so we sat down and basically there were three men harrassing several dangerous snakes: cobras, a huge python, 3 mango snakes and an incredibly violent jumping snake! They irritated the snakes, so they would attack them, only for the guys to dodge their deadly fangs.....except for one poor chap! This was the good bit. He was literally 10 years old. so not very experienced! it showed! He was against the jumping snake and the next thing we knew we see this snake sink his fangs into firstly his shoulder, then into his wrist!At this point, it was clear that we were the only ones laughing when everyone turned and looked at us! Very funny! Poor, poor kid!
Once we got home, we had a quick nap, went to the market and here we are! Just to let u guys know, we are to ko samui 2moro for some well earnt sun and relaxation, so incase they dont have the internet, we will speak 2 u soon, unless there is a jumping snake about!

Spk 2 you all soon xx
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