Continued from Familia Ladaga Goes to Thailand Part 3: Safari World Review
After ten years, here’s Part 4 .
Day 3, Part 1
Our third day in Thailand is erratic: there were times I enjoyed, there were times I got annoyed, and there were times I got bored. We had a flurry of activities on this day.
After a hearty breakfast buffet in our hotel, we saw that Pon (our chauffeur) was already waiting in the lobby. Pon instructed us to be ready to leave early as the Floating Market was quite far from Bangkok city proper. On this day, we were accompanied by Mom and her friend, Tita Connie Bravo. They were done with their seminar but just extended so they’d have a whole day free to roam around. Since both of them haven’t gone to the Floating Market yet, we scheduled this trip on this day when they’re free.
The Floating Market
It actually took us almost two hours to get to the place where we would buy tickets to ride a boat to the Floating Market. Once there, we paid 1,000 baht/head (except Raviv) for the boat ride. I wad aghast with the price, honestly. But since we were already there, alangan namang umurong pa kami ‘di ba?
The boat ride to the floating market was more or less an hour. The cool breeze was quite refreshing, as Bangkok was very hot.
A few meters from where we embarked, we already saw a store that souvenir items.
The scenery around amused me, and it reminded me of some Muslim houses on stilts (because underneath there was water) I used to see when I was young.
While the houses I used to see as a kid in Mindanao seemed to be standing precariously, the houses here looked sturdy. Quite a handful of them were made of cement.
More than midway through, we stopped by a Buddhist temple.