FLOATING AT THE BANGKOK FLOATING MARKET

Been to Bangkok many times now.

And never went to the floating market before! Super fail on my part.  Was basically too lazy to go to one before so was super happy that my colleague went ahead and organized a guide for us.

Sweet. Don’t need to plan direction, don’t need to stress. My kinda weekend! Our guide was very lovely as well though I forgot her name already. Instead of bringing us to those tourist fill floating markets (fuck that) she brought us to a local floating market called Ladmayom Floating Market.

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We were the only foreigners there SO YEA LOCAL EXPERIENCE!

And with our great local guide it meant we won’t get jipped off (at least I don’t think we did). We got off at Bang Wa Station (I think..haha) and took a cab from there to the floating market. About a 15 minute drive. Not bad. Had a massive headache that day though so FML.

After fucking around for 15 minutes, we finally did what I came here to, get on a boat!

Super cool experience! Of course, if you are at a floating market you have to check out the actual boats that are selling food:

Didn’t but anything though. Looks Fresh.

The majority of our time was spent on the waters, checking out the beautiful scenery this place has to offer.

It was so quiet here. I almost wanted to just lie down and take a nap. Of course I don’t think my colleagues / tour guide would have been impressed with my ass taking up half the boat.

The only complaint I have is I was hot AF. Like dripping sweat hot. It was damn humid that day! How do the locals live here without Air Conditioning? Or maybe I am just a big pansy…just suck it up man!

Lunch time.

After about an hour just floating around, it was time for lunch! We went back to land and sat with other locals to have some very delicious Thai Food. Our tour guide got us two orders of grilled chicken, salad and sticky rice (they love their sticky rice). We were really hungry so we bought some more small dishes to snack on.

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Dogs.

Near the end of the boat tour we past a pack of wild dogs where we had to pay a “toll fee” in the form of bread.

Yo can dogs eat bread? Isn’t that shit bad for them? Anyways the local should know what they are doing so I happily obliged!

Here’s a picture of the dog staring at us looking for food.

What a long ass post. Overall was a great times. Would definitely visit another floating market on my next trip!

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Written from Hong Kong, Home on June 23, 2017

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6 replies

  1. I went here once a long time ago. It was great. Thanks for the memories!

  2. We missed the floating market during out short stay in Bangkok..May be next time..☺️ beautiful post 😃

  3. My kind of market! Yummo…
    Funny how you liked everything but couldn’t remember anything afterwards. Perhaps they were lacing the food with vodka??

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