Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Feeding the fish....then Market!

Got up late as forgot to put alarm on, but as hadn't planned anything for today (apart from another attempt to buying presents for my loved ones at home) it didn't matter!.. So off to breakfast....
As I have only 1 week left here now, and when home will be not able to have Full English every day (although I'm not saying I'm not allowed, its just that rightly so I take notice of what Sue my lovely girlfriend says I can eat, to a certain extent, and Full English every day won't be allowed, and I can fully understand that, as Alpen is better for you)

Full English....again!



 So after filling ones tummy, I set off for Warorot Market and then the Night Bazaar. On the way I go over the moat surrounding the Old Town and see my little fish/bird food seller that I used last time
here, so decided to have a relaxing 20mins feeding the fish and the birds.
For B10 (20p) I bought a packet of food for them and sat down near the moat! You can see the fish in the moat , but when you throw the food in, they obviously come to the surface and fight for it....amazing...
Also there are hundreds of pigeons, so they got their share of food from me also!



Pigeons on my hand!

Another Pigeon....

Amazing Fish....


Fish getting breakfast!


 So birds and fish fed, I then wander off to buy (or attempt to buy) some little presents. In Thailand, like most other countries, there is an abundance of things to buy. But this time rather than buying fake watches for £5 and wooden frogs that make a croaking sound, and also other fake stuff, I decided to just buy a little present that's a bit different for my loved ones.....and amazingly today I succeeded,
more to do with luck as I managed to stumble across the right little shops/stalls.
Although my lovely parents and lovely girlfriend have said all they want back is me safe (I am loved!) it's always nice to take a little something home for them...

Whilst walking around the Markets, I am always looking for different things to look at, smell and discover, especially in this amazing country....
Anyway came across this stall selling little fish....


Little Fish.....


And Chillies.....

Chillies...


 And....the most pungent, smelly fish in a bowl I have ever smelt...if this next picture was a 'scratch and sniff' photo, you would have your head in a bucket by now.... Which probably explains why when I attempted to smell it, I at the time couldn't understand why some locals and stall holders started to wave at me and try for me to not smell it...I now know why... but as a lover of all things different bug
wise, you have got to do these things.... but by god it stunk!!!!
Anyway after inhaling the stink, and taking this photo, a couple of stall holders came up to me and patted me on the back, and one said 'not for foreigner to smell...not nice smell for them' ... not kidding, but at least it caused some excitement for all concerned, and great big lovely smiles from the Thai's ... even though it was at my expense... It's what travelling is all about... trying new things....

Don't think this stuff whatever it was will take off in England though!!!!

Smelly fish...


Anyway then back to Old town. On my way passed an outdoor Market, and with my love for Markets  saw this  fantastic flower arrangement..... One football team that do deserve to be called 'Tigers' .... Chiang Mai FC....


CMFC...


 Finally for today, I had a walk around this little Market and saw a stall selling crabs, a bit like the ones you see washed up on the beach at Bridlington.... May have to go get some next time at Sunny Brid!
Although couldn't decide whether they were cooked or not and on asking I got a blank stare, so
decided on this very rare occasion, not to eat something bug like!!!!

Crabs....

So end of another day in the Land of Smiles (especially when a foreigner decides to smell some fish that have been dead for a while!!!!!)

Tomorrow I am off to finish my latest Picasso, as not happy about the way my tree's look, so we will have to wait and see whether it's worth framing.... or good for Sue to start our coal fire with!


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