In October we took a trip to Seoul and Bangkok.
While in Bangkok we hooked up with Tour with Tong and had several full days of adventure.
One morning our guide took us to the Mae Klong Railway Market.
It is a market held everyday on the train tracks.
Eight times a day the train passes through the market.
Each time, the sellers pull back their awnings and wait for the train to pass by.
Most of the people keep their goods low to the ground so that the train can pass right over it.
As soon as the train passes, the awnings go down and then it’s business as usual.
I laugh when I see things like this in other countries.
Something as simple as this would never be allowed to happen in the States.
People this close to a moving train?
To them it is a non-issue.
It’s simple. You just stay out of the train’s way.
The market offered everything from spices to pork to seafood.
We saw these warm coconut snacks all over Bangkok.
Think warm, gooey, homemade macaroons… but better.
After the train market, we went to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Our first stop was the Noodle Lady.
She is well-known and for good reason.
The canals were busy with flat boats filled with produce, drinks, and souvenirs.
Have you ever drank Pepsi from a bag?
The Floating Market was very touristy and usually the kind of place we like to avoid.
But once we thought of it as a living museum, it made the boat ride very interesting.
It was a small look back to they way life once was.