I almost didn't meet up with Boricua in Thailand for this work trip. You see, I've been neglecting to visit Argentina ever since I got home from my mission.
I NEED to go back and visit the people I love. But we live in Europe, and Boricua travels all over the world for work, and that means we can visit places for about half the price because work has already paid for him to be there.
So we found an inexpensive round trip ticket I could take on Air China. Cheaper to fly to Thailand than to fly home! I met up with Boricua in Bangkok just before the conference ended, then we spent a couple days sightseeing before taking a short flight further south, to Krabi. I found a £10 tripod on Amazon, and was giving it a try from the balcony of Boricua's work hotel room. I have a lot to learn about night photography!
The hotel was really nice. I appreciated a big jacuzzi bathtub after our tiny little shower cubicle in our small London flat!
We didn't get to do a lot of research for this trip. That is not my style, usually! I like to make plans and make the most of our time and money, soak in as much culture and good food as possible! But we were very busy. First, S&D's wedding, then the wonderful visit of my aunt and cousin, and then Boricua started this SouthEast Asia tour while I stayed with Charles. On the weekends, it just happened that that was when S&D treated me to a Bon Iver concert in Copenhagen, and there was a trip with some of the ladies from church to Paris. I barely had time to breathe inbetween everything, stay on top of work and my calling etc, let alone research about Thailand!
Luckily, some of our friends have been there before and they sent us an email full of information that they had sent to someone else after they got back from their trip. Which brings me to the present photos. I knew we should visit a floating market, but they were kind of a journey and we didn't have a ton of time.
Online, I found about this one that is more local, and our Airbnb host happened to have info on how to get there in her binder! According to google maps it should have taken us an hour even though it was less than a mile away, because we would have been taking the freeway in not very nice traffic, but she wrote about taking a taxi to the river, getting a ferry across, and then you're there!
A keen entrepreneur was selling.
We saw people selling their goods in bags
Massages in a market place. Boricua took advantage
Boricua and I each sat on the back of a scooter after we got across the river in order to arrive at the market. This scooter driver, nbd, was just taking phone calls... ;)