last day of our trip

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cooking coconut flowers to make palm sugar
We went to the floating market today, it's different from the market of 22 years ago! It's about 1 hour's drive outside the city. Along the way we stopped at a factory where they made palm sugar from the flowers of the coconut palm trees.

We took a long tail boat along the canal to the floating market. People lived along the canals like before. We passed under mango trees which leaned over the water. At the market, there were shops along the canal which we took a small boat to browse by.  We had to pay 600 bahts for the ride which was pretty expensive. We bought 2 mangos from another boat and they were very tasty.

Afternoon we spent relaxing. Tomorrow early morning flight, and will be seeing the pups soon. Hope they did alright in the pet hotel. Lots of blogging to do after we get home. A great trip, but home sounds real good now!
portia says:
Hi, Vance, thanks! We saw a Nature documentary on the snow leopard before our trip, it was fantastic. We didn't see any though! The yaks were pretty cute too.
Posted on: Oct 27, 2007
vances says:
Wow, thanks for an awesome blog, Portia. I'm sure this will serve as a splendid resource for future visitors. Your trip and descriptions made me recall "The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen (probably spelled his last name wrong)...you've inspired me to dig it out again!
Posted on: Oct 27, 2007
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cooking coconut flowers to make pa…
cooking coconut flowers to make p…
orchids
orchids
getting on the long tailed boats t…
getting on the long tailed boats …
Mangos on the mango trees overhead…
Mangos on the mango trees overhea…
view of the housing along the river
view of the housing along the river
people living along the river
people living along the river
One boat garage!
One boat garage!
on the long tail boat
on the long tail boat
house along the river
house along the river
river living
river living
a dog
a dog
living on the river
living on the river
people shopping the market along t…
people shopping the market along …
boat vendors
boat vendors
floating market
floating market
more floating market
more floating market
where we were
where we were
kevin with alien!
kevin with alien!
making paper pulp.
making paper pulp.
wood carver
wood carver
carved wood
carved wood
carving a buddha
carving a buddha
a big wood rocking chair
a big wood rocking chair
view from our room at sunset
view from our room at sunset
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photo by: Deats