Day 2: Amphawa floating market

Trip Start Dec 26, 2012
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Trip End Jan 29, 2013


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Flag of Thailand  , Samut Songkhram,
Saturday, December 29, 2012

We grabbed a pricey cab to the southern bus station, and after alot of confusion, found a bus van headed to Amphawa to see the night floating market. Unfortunately, our driver was quite aggressive and hit a motorcyclist on our drive. Luckily, the motorcyclist was ok, however Marty's dreams of us renting a motorcycle here in South East Asia were shattered. It also cost us almost two hours sitting on the side of a highway while the driver and the cyclist argued over whose fault it was. Our bus finally got going, but unfortunately dropped us in a city near Amphawa on a random street. We had no idea where we were or where a bus station was to get home. We were able to convey the floating market to a tuk tuk driver who probably over charged us to get there. He took us down some back alley route to a random street where no floating market was in sight. On the bright side, we saw an elephant on the drive!

After walking for a while we found the market, which was amazing, but we were unable to enjoy it at first because we needed to make sure we could find some sort of ride home. After stalking a couple tourists around the market we found out that tour buses were parked at the opposite side of the market. Luckily, we were able to bargain our way onto a bus home pretending to be part of the tour group, and were able to enjoy the rest of the night at the market!

The bus ride home went well and we finished off the night with a couple beers and some cheese wontons for stress relief.
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gdonovan
gdonovan on

Maybe you could rent a motorcycle somewhere away from the big city?

referee-mom
referee-mom on

Glad you were in the cab and not on the bike! Enjoy your sunshine and thanks for sending a little our way today!

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