It's hard to believe we've been in Thailand just over a week as we're feeling so comfortable and at home in our Bangkok neighborhood. The local people now recognize us and some know our names. We walk everywhere and only take the Sky Train when necessary.
Come take a stroll with us around the neighborhood.
The vegetable seller's cart:
The broom peddler:
of the many food vendors - so good! When eating street food look for
vendors who are selling to Thai people and who have people waiting in
line. Those are good indications that the prices are fair, the food is
tasty and that the food is fresh and safe to eat.
flower man. The color and beauty of these flowers are spectacular. I
didn't get his name, but he requested that I take his picture.
Ice deliveries to the local bars and clubs. With workouts like these, there is no need for a gym membership!
The bug cart (yep, I mean insects). I'm hoping to work up the courage to try these.
thing I wasn't expecting was a modern Western style grocery store.
Local foods are available as well as imported brands such as Oreo
cookies, Heinz Ketchup and Hershey's chocolate.
A neighborhood pub:
We buy most of our fruit from this fruit stand:
lady is the neighborhood seamstress. She sets up her sewing machine on
the sidewalk first thing in the morning and does alterations/repairs until dark.
This gentleman can be found at the same corner every day repairing shoes. He has no shortage of customers.
It wouldn't be a neighborhood without a 7-11!
hope you enjoyed this tour through our Bangkok neighborhood. It's a
lively, diverse, friendly and endlessly intriguing place. We are
looking forward to discovering and learning more about it over the next