Walking and Wats

After my cooking class, I just spent the afternoon walking within the old city.  There are more wats here, than I can explain to you.  Below are pictures of a number of them I just stumbled into while wandering around.

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Stairs

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I then went back to my hostel to relax for a bit, but was too tempted by the Saturday Walking Street going on outside the hostel door.  It’s basically a weekly street fair, there’s another one in a different location on Sunday nights as well.

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Little boats of something quiche-like

Near the wat at the end of the street all of the lights were out and the vendors were selling by candlelight

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There was a drum and cymbal processional

I was still full from my cooking class that afternoon but had a couple of snacks, and bought a few things to bring back to the hostel for tomorrow.  The juices were incredible, and really inexpensive.  The priciest one here is 35 baht, or $1.  Compare that to what you’d pay for fresh squeezed juice at home?!

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Chrysanthemum, Carrot, Guava, Gac, Starfruit, Lemongrass, Pomegranate, Beet… Too many to choose from!

I had a starfruit, a gac and passion fruit, and brought back a roselle juice for later.  It was hard to not buy more, but I only have one more day in the city, and I know I’ll find other things I want to eat and drink. And in case you don’t know what a “gac” is, because I sure didn’t, here they are:

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Gac fruits

I also like this way of ordering sushi, you don’t have to commit to an entire roll of any kind.  And 5 baht is about $.15 so you could get 7 pieces for a dollar.

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*Pumpkin with egg custard.  It tasted a lot like pumpkin pie. (30 baht) I was tempted by the purple potato thing too, but wasn’t that hungry.

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A monk-mobile?

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Wat lit at night

 

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