Our first full day in Bangkok started with a ride on the Sky Train to the waters edge of the Chao Phraya River. We took a Long Boat which is very colourful and has a huge V8 engine installed on a swivel mechanism and a prop at the end of a 25 foot shaft. The Long boats travel as fast as they can up and down the River amongst the rest of the traffic both tourist and fishing boats as well as commercial barges towed by tugs.
Some of the sites along the rivers edge.
As we neared the floating market the living conditions seemed to deteriorate as well as the water quality.
The floating market was very interesting and this is where we had our lunch. We ordered a type of omelette crepe that was filled with vegetables and a type of nutty spice. Along with a very nice cucumber salad and a Thai beer it was just to thing to finish off a great boat ride.
Back on land we strolled through the neighbouring area along the water front. Tuk tuk and bikes are everywhere.
We finished off the evening with a drink or two at the Blue Sky Bars. These are two older 1960’s Westfalia Transporters that have been converted into street bars. Lots of surrounding entertainment, music and people from all nations. Margaritas came by the sand pail. The music was blasted through several speakers some of which were installed where the head lights use to be.