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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bangkok Flower Market

Taking advantage of the serious jet lag that was waking us up at 2 AM our first week back in Bangkok, I begged Kade to take me to the Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok Flower Market).  The flower market is wholesale and gigantic, and very alive between 4-6 am.  Buyers representing city hotels and businesses swoop in every day to purchase an array of exotic flower varieties - jasmine, chrysanthemums, gerberas, orchids, lilies, roses, lotuses - brought in daily (usually by river transport) from various provinces.  A bit tough to get up, but worth it.  Like a lot of things in Bangkok, very stimulating - almost overwhelming in terms of volume of people working and moving about (human ant farm), and the big scale of things.  



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