This weekend View took us to a floating market about ten minutes down the road from our apartment. It is apparently one of the most well known floating markets in Thailand and the favorite among Thai people. It was a nice morning on the water so when we got there View bought us ticket for an hour and a half river boat ride. The captain gave us each a small loaf of bread to feed the gigantic fish jumping out of the water below us. The market is located behind a temple which means fishing in the area is prohibited, so the fish flourish like nowhere I have ever seen before. I took a bunch of pictures of them but they didn't really come out well, and without a normal sized fish to compare them to they just look kind of average. In the shallow parts of the river many farmers grew different plants that Thai people eat as vegetables (some are called morning glory and taste really yummy). I saw a few men in the water up to their shoulders harvesting these plants and throwing them up onto the small boat beside them. I thought it was pretty cool. Below you will see a completely unrelated picture of some green tea ice cream that I tried a few days ago. It was pretty good. I was expecting it to be gross so it made the blog.
|Green tea ice cream :)|
|selling produce from the boats|
|part of the KEI group on the river boat :)|
|A boat similar to the one that we took a river cruise on.|
|typical menu at a restaurant|
|live eels at the market, they believe that releasing them is good luck.|
View said they just get eaten by the fish immediately and she doesn't see the luck in that.
|traditional Thai house on the river|
|WOOT sweetened condensed milk|
|this is for Joanna|