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The Floating Market

We just finished at the floating market. The one in Bangkok only runs on Saturdays, so we had to take a minibus for over an hour to get to this one. Essentially, it's like Venice, but with vendors in gondolas everywhere. Many people sell souvenirs, but others sell fruit, soup or other foods. They actually cook the food in their boats, which means they often have little stoves with them. More touristy than the Bangkok market I'm sure, but you get the gist. Makes a lot of sense in this area, since people can haul their wares to the market with minimal effort.

Then we took a "long boat" trip through the surrounding countryside, stopping to transfer at a neat little restaurant/hotel.

Next to the Bridge over the River Kwai...

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Wandering Bangkok

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The train from Chiang Mai got into Bangkok about 8:30 (which was 1.5 hrs late of course). We decided to stay in the Khao San Rd area again. Its cheaper and has access to more things than some other areas of Bangkok.

Found a great little place called O-Bangkok a little ways away from the bustle. Today has been a pretty slow day so far - just wandering around town a bit, doing a bit of shopping and booking a trip for tomorrow. Tonight we're headed to a random music performance at the National Theatre that we stumbled upon and then to the Patpong Market to see the sights.

We've booked a tour for tomorrow that we're really excited about. They day will be long - 12+ hours of tour - starting with a visit to the floating market, then to see the famous bridge over the river Kwai and then to the Tiger Temple, where we'll get to hang out with tigers. Should be fun

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Wandering Bangkok

A couple photos as we wandered Bangkok today.



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A few more pics from Thai cooking class




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Thai Cooking!

Hello Everyone!!

Hope the snow is melting fast at home! We've run into lots of people from around the world and one of the first questions they ask upon hearing we are from Canada is "how much snow do you have at home?"!

Today we had another great experience - going to a Thai cooking class. It was even better than we imagined to be honest! We were picked up this morning from our guest house and stopped at a market to learn more about common thai ingredients...differences in things like rice, chilies and thai eggplants. Then, we were off to their working farm, where everything is grown organically - its a beautiful place, peaceful and with an open air kitchen. They even have a small rice paddy...maybe 20ft by 20ft...they get 100 kgs of rice from it twice a year!! We also saw kafir limes growing and Thai basil and Thai coriander. We each made 6 things...a curry paste and curry, an appetizer, a soup, a noodle dish and a dessert. It was all amazing, but I think our highlights would be the Khaw SoI curry Dave made and the Massaman curry I made. We also made spring rolls and fried bananas. We got the cook book so we can recreate some of these at home...perhaps the next time you are over, the menu will be Thai?

And now we sit back at the train station waiting for the night train back to Bangkok...absolutely stuffed!

A little sad to be leaving Chiang Mai...definitely a place where one could easily spend a week or more, so we'll keep that in mind for another trip someday perhaps!

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