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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bottoms Up, or maybe it’s Bottoms Out!

Filed under: Thailand — Shirley @ 8:56 pm

We’ve never been able to time our previous trips to Bangkok to be there over the weekend so we’ve always missed out on the Chatuchak Weekend Market experience.

“Covering 70 rai (35 acres) of land with over 15,000 stalls and more than 200,000 visitors every Saturday and Sunday, Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is the mother of all markets – and possibly one of the biggest and most famous markets in the world.  If bargain-hunting gives you an adrenalin rush, get ready for a head-spinning, earth-moving experience. Conquering this massive market is no easy feat though. The reward for taking a lot of patience along – together with a bottle of water – is that you can find pretty much anything here.”

It’s mind boggling, and you can’t do it justice in just one morning, or with a bottle of water, you need sustenance and several bottles of water!!!! Not to mention the map, lest you wander through endless rows of things you aren’t interested in. We didn’t last long but did a little shopping; and wanted the privilege to say “been there, done that . . . ” There is probably nothing you can’t get there; from your tourist t-shirt to a pet snake (I didn’t see them but I imagine they’re there. The “pet” section is actually not for the faint of heart or animal lover.)

This is everything you could want “on-a-stick” convenient snacking while shopping. We tried some fried meatballs . . .

everything on a stick!

Had I known there were such treasures to be had, I would not have waited until my last trip to Bangkok to find one of these. Something one’s home should not be without. I just couldn’t decide, the female version of this is wearing a thong. I’m not worried that I may not ever be back in Bangkok; I can have one of our friends living there pick one up. How about it, one for you too? Going for $550 Baht (@US$16), that’s just the starting price. I’ll bet you can bargain it down to $350 Baht – at that price, it’s a steal. It’s not just a bare bum here, they’re sporting tattoos!

grab a heinnie

Will wonders never cease 🙂 I’m not so sure I want to visit the “home” that has one of these in their powder room.

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3 Comments »

  1. HAHAHAHAHA loved the toilet paper dispenser. hahahaha. What a great looking market. Like you said, it must be mind boggling to go through. Great you got to see it.

    Comment by Dave — Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

  2. Thanks for not getting me one… but I have a friend…..

    Comment by Chris Domino — Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 12:47 am

  3. Those TP butts are hilarious!!! But what’s making me gawk and drool is the smorgasbord of meat on stick! OH how I miss SE Asia!

    Comment by Tabitha — Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 5:06 pm


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