Travel Diaries: My Bangkok Birthday Trip – Day 4

We all woke up early for our whole day trip.  Though we would be going to only two in my list, we were all quite excited.

We were a group of a little over ten people.  There was also one Filipino couple.

We were picked-up at the hotel about seven in the morning.  After us, two couples were likewise picked-up.

We went straight to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, about an hour away from the city.  We were brought to the terminal and from there we cruised the river going to the floating using a ‘bigger’ boat.  At the market, though, we needed to take a smaller boat since the passage was narrow.  But the additional cost was not part of the package.  We paid, if I remember correctly, 150Baht for each person.

The ride took about 20 minutes only, give and take, and depending whether you would haggle in every stop you take.  Candy&Jonnie bought some wall paintings for their new home while Caloy bought soup soup.

The second stop was where you can feed and ride the elephants.  Unfortunately, I wasnt able to do either.

Third stop the Cobra Show.  I wasnt fun as you all very know of snakes but I was willing to see the show..had the entrance fee been included in the ‘package’.  Seeming nothing interesting, we enjoyed ourselves posing for the camera.

The last stop in the morning was a factory of their wooden crafts.  Since we werent buying anything, we just relieved ourselves and sat their patiently waiting for the others.

We were all excited to the buffet lunch included in the package.  But it us a while to reach the venue.  When we got there we were a little disappointed with the limited choices in the menu and the taste of the food as well.  The lunch by the way was at the resto located at the Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo.

Finally, the elephant and crocodile shows!  We still got excited with the shows.

And then I finally had my interaction with the elephants!!!

The last stop was the cultural show at the Rose Garden Riverside.  Here you’d get the learn the cultures of Thailand.

After the show we went back to the hotel.  After refreshing ourselves, we went to our ‘fave’ mall for some last minute shopping.  And dinner!

We were supposed to go out but I fell asleep.  Was really tired so it was only Caloy, Candy and Jonnie who went out for drinks.

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September 2012
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