Feeling hot, hot, hot
14.02.2016 - 14.02.2016
Out early this morning for the 1 hour drive to the floating markets. Last time I was in Thailand we visited a floating market frequented by western tourists and touts in boats. This time I asked for an authentic market experience and wow what a contrast. Boats filled with colourful produce oared by women whilst their husbands tended to the fields. No outboard motors allowed, so the quiet was perfect for the mood. We were out too early for breakfast at our accomodation so we had breakfast at the floating market.
Now those who know me would know that I do not like cooked breakfasts but I had little choice. The first course, yes we had courses, was sweet carrot, bean shoots & tofu cooked in a tamarind spice all enveloped in an omelette casing. My taste buds were in heaven. The second course was more challenging for the time of day. Fried pork and liver in a chilli broth. The flavours were great though I did struggle with this early in the morning. I was nearing the end when a nuclear explosion occurred in my mouth. My throat was burning, my complexion a beetroot red as sweat beads formed on my forehead. I had just ate the devil green chilli. It took quite a few minutes before I could compose myself. Phew that was an experience.
Back in Bangkok for lunch then a lazy afternoon at the hotel to escape the stifling Bangkok heat. The evening saw us back at Thip Simai for another serve of their delicious Pad Thai. Sated it was then back at Wat Pho to watch the evening monk chanting followed by some night photography of the illuminated cheri's. Finally we ended our day walking through the hustle and bustle of the flower market.