Kade kneels next to a stream formed by the San Francisco Glacier, about two hours outside Santiago, Chile.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canal Tour & Riverside Market

On a Saturday, we went to a non-touristy floating market not from Kade's family home in Bangkok:  Taling Chan Floating Market.  We grabbed a taxi at the department store Tang Hua Seng, and made it there in 10 minutes.  After walking through an interesting market, we purchased our tickets for a klong (canal) tour.  And although we thought we were not going to see many tourists, once on the long tail boat, we sat right in front of a family from Texas!  The older parents had come to Asia to visit their son, who was married to a Chinese girl and living in China.  They had all decided to vacation in Thailand!  One interesting thing of note:  On the boat tour, we spotted a large monitor lizard swimming in the choppy, murky water.  According to our guide, seeing a monitor lizard is supposed to bring lots of luck.  I need it!!

Turns out the boat did not have adequate legroom for taller passengers!  As a result, we transformed lemons into lemonade.  Instead of taking the whole klong tour, after docking at a fascinating riverside market for a twenty-minute break, we simply chose just to discontinue the boat portion and hang out there for a much longer period.  We knew we could take a taxi back!  I was mesmerized by all we saw at that market!  

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