One of the most fascinating parts of our trip was the afternoon we wandered through the markets. Markets are my favorite places to visit while abroad, as you get an inside glimpse into the everyday happenings in town, the women shopping for groceries and the strange oddities considered treats by the locals.
The market was filled with so many beautiful and sweet smelling things.
Oh wait, those were the gross and strange things we saw. I have a feeling that those turtles were not up for sale to potential pet owners. And I was this close to getting Chris to eat one of those beetles. I think he knew I wouldn't kiss him for the rest of the trip if he did.
Theeeese are the beautiful, strange and sweet-smelling things we saw.
A few more highlights from the trip::
- Riding an elephant. Actually, this was a very strange experience. The elephants were kind of gross and hairy and the handlers whacked them on the head and beat them a lot so it was actually kind of sad. And we didn't get any pictures, so that was disappointing.
- Getting my butt whooped by Chris in rummy and downing a few Singha beers as we played cards one night by our hotel pool.
-Attending a Muay Thai fight at a sketchy boxing ring and losing 100 baht (about 3 bucks) to Chris because I picked the wrong guy to win every.time. Who would have thought the flabby white guy would kick the crap out of the buff Thai guy?? I certainly didn't.
- Meeting Cheyne and Meghan, the winners of The Amazing Race Season 15 on my flight from Bangkok to Tokyo. I've never been so star-struck and I was incredibly awkward saying 'hi' to them. "Uh, you guys were on The Amazing Race, weren't you?" Duh. And then I had daydreams of them asking me what I did and them buying artwork from me for their probably-amazing house. Hey, it could happen.
And finally, because I think we are just too cute, let's start the weekend off with some silliness.
Thanks for letting me share all about our sweet week together in Thailand!
Got any fun plans for the Memorial Day weekend?