Walking street in Bophut

Trip Start Apr 21, 2012
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Trip End May 06, 2012


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Now we are into May we can see the start of the rainy season and have been waking up to a few more clouds in the sky.

We ventured west for the first time, walking the couple of kilometres to Bophut and the Fisherman's village.

By the time we’d grabbed some lunch and sat on the beach for five minutes the heavens opened and we have to retreat (into a bar) for cover.

We find out about a 'walking street’ happening later – the main streets are closed to cars and bikes and are filled with stalls selling food, booze, clothes and other tat. Sounds great to me.

We’re pretty taken with the town, it’s very quaint – so we decide to head back later.

We were going to hire kayaks but with Dean’s ‘malaria’ opt for a gentler option.

The walking street was fun. We filled up on delicious morsels bought for a few baht here and there – fish kebabs, rice filled banana leaves, spicy fish cakes, banana and honey roti (pancakes) and, my favourite, boiled quail’s eggs shrouded in wonton wrappers and deep-fried – a kind of Thai Scotch egg.

The street was packed with tourists, travellers and Thais – and we found a nice spot to sit, people-watch and take in the atmosphere.
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