Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Pornuchatchat land



Second day in Bangkok, awoke to rain & thunder - not a good sign. Had a lazy morning, breakfast, cheesy horror flick (Freddy meets Jason) on tv and signed up for tour to the famed floating market.

Gaurav's proving to be entertaining company - esp. when he got all excited about McDonald's ice-cream sundae going for 19bht.

Yes, for the record, the hotel provided Strawberry flavoured ones.

Let's hope the rain abates.

2 comments:

Lemming said...

How come the floating market doesn't get swept out to sea? Shouldn't they be targetting the pirates in the region too?

Ed said...

It's on a river located further inland, that's why. Apparently dam building efforts to reduce flooding are threatening these river-side community/commerce way of life.

Speaking from shallow knowledge, seems that early Bangkok grew around rivers. Crossing the river on a ferry's just like taking a bus.