This Little Piggy Went to Market
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December 31st, 2009 – by: domnicella
The market is spread out along several city blocks, weaving through backstreets and along the main drag. It's an entirely local market (Romana and I were the only westerners there), and it's BUSY. Everyone comes here for their fresh produce, every animal you can think of (food-wise), colorful eggs, baskets, kitchenware, clothing, you name it. Bustling, vibrant, a slice of local Thai life.
The array of fruits and vegetables is terrific, such phenomenal variety. I could have done without the live fish and eels flopping and slithering and suffocating, and then witnessing one dude deftly killing them one by one. (I suppose I should be grateful he was quick about it.) And then the poor frogs being skinned and gutted alive, and left to flail and flop to show their freshness. I wanted to cry.
It was a remarkable market though. So real. So Thai, so alive.
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