Sunday, May 21, 2006

Floating Market


Floating Market
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
The boats full of fruit were beautiful. It was really colorful despite the impending rainstorm. As soon as it started raining the vendors frantically covered their goods and our driver paddled us back to the dock. Oh well, at least I was able to grab a quick plate of noodles before we left for the gem factory.

Floating Market Traffic Jam


Floating Market Traffic Jam
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
The floating market was really fun, but the prices for all of the touristy stuff were higher than any I had seen so far. I ordered a plate of noodles from one of the vendors from land, but purchased nothing else. The boat we are about to hit head-on here is the other half of the tour group. Banging into other boats was quite fun!

Driver of the Boat


Driver of the Boat
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
I went to the floating market outside of Bangkok today. This is a picture of the lady who piloted the boat through the canals. She was talking to herself the whole time and seemed to enjoy paddling us into other boats. I felt like I was on a Roman war galleon.