Floating Market

After a fantastic day on Saturday, visiting temples, I decided on a different day on Sunday, a trip to one of the wonderful floating markets, this particular one is known as Talingchan; these places are so alive with the colours and vibrancy of everyday life, that you cannot help but walk around them wearing a “lottery grin” ……………….

Yada kindly consented to be my tour guide again and organised a 2 hour boat trip on the river and various backwaters and canals that make up this amazing network of waterways………

 

Latte to go…………….or…………. Satay to go…………

 

Huge shoals of catfish are attracted to the floating market, and there are stalls selling various breads and different live creatures for people to feed to them…………

 

 

Yada hunted down this particular stall selling the most wonderful and succulent grilled scallops, for our lunch…………..

Yada, about to start on the grilled scallops……………

 

 

Did you say, “just a small portion of rice? yes, I thought you did”

 

I imagine that in America, they probably have “drive in” laundry’s……………..not here, this is a “paddle up to” laundry; I doubt that they will start to appear on the banks of the Thames………………..

Meals on wheels…………….sans wheels……………….

 

Waterside temple……………..

We stopped at one of the many “plant farms” that abound along the waterways……….this particular orchid really captured my sense of aesthetic……not just the colour, but the incredible three dimensional texture of the petals……………If Prince Charles saw it he would probably abandon Camilla and propose to it……………

Well as you all know by now, I do love a boat, especially one that has been adorned by flowers……….

 

4 thoughts on “Floating Market

    • No, the boat trip was 2 hours, but we spent several hours walking round the market, eating fresh papaya, drinking fresh fruit juices……………and then lunch (*_*)

  1. Food good taste in the Talingchan floating market.
    And have nice weather i like.heeeeeeeee.