The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

Our boat....K17 at The Floating Market

Along the canal....

Banana's, papaya's..oh my....

Pomelo anyone....

Snacks....

Along the Floating Market (1)

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Crocodiles at Sam Phran Elephant Ground and Zoo

Do you see me now??

Sure is hot.......

Elephants at Sam Phran Elephant Ground and Zoo

Baby Elephant at Sam Phran Elephant Ground and Zoo

Don't try this at home.....


Remembrance Day........Lest We Forget!

We arranged for a driver and headed southwest of Bangkok to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak where we got on a long-tail boat and toured the kiosk-lined canals teeming with wooden boats filled with fruits and vegetables amongst other things and paddled around, mostly by women wearing bright clothes and wide-brimmed straw hats. We also stopped at an area where presumably there was a "Fish Temple" and we fed the fish.....as you threw food in the water there was a frenzy of activity as the fish all rushed to get at the food thrown in the water, churning it up like a small set of rapids, only to have it go still again when the food was all gone....we're not sure if there was a "Fish Temple", but there were certainly fish around......after our visit to the Floating Market we made our way back towards Bangkok stopping at the Samphran Crocodile Farm and Elephant Zoo where we watched a performance by some of Thailand's trained elephants and then watched "Crocodile Wrestling" where a couple of young men played with about a half-dozen crocodiles, sticking their hands and heads in between the crocs massive jaws......at least there weren't any casualties........who says "when I grow up I want to wrestle crocodiles" anyway????? After our visit to the zoo we headed back to Bangkok and our hotel......tomorrow we're in the air again on our way to Krabi, near Phuket, in southwestern Thailand on the strip of land between the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Thailand......

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