The floating market a few hours’ drive from Bangkok is a really neat experience. The Lonely Planet advises that you get there extremely early. They’re right. We got there slightly before the crowds of tourists and were greeted by the signts of a fresh market. Once again, eating random things was the order of the day. Bananas breaded in coconut and fried were my favourite.
Unfortunately, on our way out we got caught up in the influx of tourists. By that point the market had completely changed over to sell nothing but tourist kitsh. I think the look of our navigator says it all.
After a while, he gave up trying to paddle.
There was a traffic jam under this bridge serious enough to rival anything in Jakarta. Of course, it’s more pleasent when it doesn’t involve the exhaust from a thousand motorcycles.
On our way out this motorcycle training simulator passed us.