Going to Bangkok in the middle of the election was not amongst the wiser decisions I have ever made, seeing as how the last few years have seen tensions resulting in occasional violence and airport takeovers and military coups during the power struggle between the Siniwatra red shirts and the Democrat Yellow Shirts. On Sunday July 3rd, I accompanied my Uncle and Aunt as they went to vote at their local ballot station and then following that, we met up with Celia’s Thai relatives at Don Wai Market.
Don Wai was about 30 minutes outside of town, behind a large temple located on the Nakon Chaisi River. And it was full of Bangkok residents all eagerly going to the suburbs to get a taste of market food.
The Nakon Chaisi
The famous duck soup on the floating restaurant
Celia getting Thai Iced Coffee
Big Wok Curry
Doremon and Nemo
After walking around the market, taking a boat ride and snacking for an hour – we then got in cars and went to a restaurant near the Bangkok Police Academy (yeah. I don’t know where that is either. But it was on a river) and had lunch. Wonderful! Full of giant prawns, fish cakes, a pork knuckle, sour soup.
This last aspect is highly recommended. Find yourself some Thai family and have them take you out and order food.