Day two started super early. First stop was to Amphawa Floating Market. Reviews said to be there early to beat the crowds. Also, because it will take almost an hour or more to drive there from Bangkok. We went there by Grab Taxi which costs us less than 40bahts not inclusive of the highway toll. Of course, the driver tried to bargain with us initially but there was nothing much he could do. The price was stated clearly by Grab.
After an hour journey, the ambience that greeted us wasn’t what we expected or not how it looked like on the internet. Amphawa Floating Market was closed to our dismay due to no crowd. Well the driver was kind enough to suggest Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and drove us there with an extra charge. Fair enough.
Damnoen Saduak is about 20 mins away from Aphawa. There was a mix of emotions seeing the condition of living there. Most of the peddlers were elderly who set out in the wee hours hoping to earn some honest living from tourists and locals. While my heart swell a bit for them, I am amazed at their detemination though.
We didn’t go on the boat ride because it started to drizzle when we reached. We walked around, snapped some photos and bought some fruits before we made a move. There weren’t any Grab drivers available on our location and we were lucky that the earlier taxi driver was still around. Apparently, there weren’t many people getting out from there. Most of the tourists came in vans and minibuses. So, when he quoted us 60bahts to Chatuchak, we agreed.
I’ve been excited about Chatuchak. Heard so many reviews and I was psyched to shop! My cousins went to Bangkok to shop with only SGD200 and came home with amazing loots. I had more than SGD200 but I couldn’t find anything much that I like! I bought a pair of sandals, a bag that has an image of a cat on glasses, a cat-shaped wallet, a drawstring backpack, two sleeveless tops (which I had no idea why I even bought them since I’m in hijab but then I thought they’d go well with my jackets) and we had lunch there.
I’m not sure about the weather in Bangkok but I was pretty sure it was the same like Singapore at that time. But I felt it was hotter! Hot and humid. During our stay, it barely rained in Bangkok except for two days and on a very small part of the City. But that was only for a while before the sun started to shine back on us.
By 5pm, We made our exit from Chatuchak and booked a Grab Taxi to Talad Neon!
This night market lives up to its name – even the hipster cafes were decorated with colourful fairy lights, dimmed deco lightings and neon lightings!
Our favourite night market because there was delicious halal food.
There was a cafe which had cats, rabbits and tortoises but we need to order a drink to enter. No regrets for not getting a drink because their glass table tops had a live python inside.
We have walked around so much that my legs were screaming for help. I could barely feel them. I was secretly hoping that all the walking would have helped me shed some weights.
Next post will be on our trip up to Hua Hin and Santorini Park which we thought wasn’t worthy of visiting. I’ll tell you why in the next post.