Monday, May 24, 2010

Bangkok 2nd day ~ Big breakfast, Floating Market and Chinatown

The one hour time zone can really make a big difference. At here, I didn't even bother to change it to local thai time, which make it a bit difficult when they ask me the time. With that, I also have my breakfast as early as 6am at local thai time. This is because when it's 6am in Bangkok, it's already 7am in KL. You wouldn't believe that the sky were already very bright that time...

Breakfast at the garden, with the green green plants and trees...

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Most of the people staying at this hotel are foreigners. I can say 90% of them is Ang Moh. Breakfast here were served western style as well with lots lots of variety, it's actually just too much for you to choose...

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Most of the shopping centre has been closed down during this red shirt incident, so choices of place to go were limited. One of the place we can go is to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market at Ratchaburi which we thought might be one in a lifetime experience. But the taxi driver demanded 1500 baht for us to go there, and after some bargaining it was 1000 baht with condition we need to stop at Gem World.... This is going to be the most expensive taxi ride in my whole life. And when we reached there, we still need to pay extra 600 baht each for the ride...Pengsan jor!

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At here, you are shopping on water. You can get all sort of souveniers for example like key chain, t-shirt and their handmade stuff but of course you need to do some bargaining. For me, I'm here to take some nice photos. There food sold by them were very tempting as well. We have tried on the mini coconut pancake and satay which taste very nice...

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How they do their business...

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We continue to another new journey to Chinatown after ending our Floating Market trip. You can see there's chinese writing at every corner of the shop here. There's lot of peoples, taxi and roadside stall on the street. It's just so lively and happening here...

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Their life can be very simple. As simple as selling roasted tapioca for living...

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You have eaten sashimi and you like it very much. How bout trying on some new interesting stuff like this raw crab and prawn? Actually until now, I'm still wondering is those stuff are to be eaten raw??

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It's close to late lunch and our stomach are starting to make noise. With don't know what is nice to eat, we just try our luck on this stall...

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Finally, I get my first bowl of tom yum at Bangkok here...with lots of prawns. Really satisfied...

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Oh my God! I really like this dish. Crispy friend siew yok with lots of lots of garlic...Have ever eat siew yok this way before...

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Overall, it's just some simple dishes but it's cooked with full of flavor and wok hei...

After the meal, we continue shopping around that area. And later on to Suam Lum and Pat Pong but most of the shops closed and we starting to feel uneasy and straight headed back to hotel. It was rather chaotic while we are on the way back. Out of the 5 lanes, 3 lanes were parked by taxi and tuk tuk and we can see lots of the red shirts protestor on the road.

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