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Sathani Maeklong

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    • Day144

      Salt lake de Meaklong

      December 20, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

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      Das Wasser wird vom Meer in den See gepumpt, irgendwann setzt sich Schaum auf dem Wasser ab😂dieser Schaum ist eigentlich schon das Salz. Dann wird es abgeschöpft und getrocknet und tata…Salz wie wir es kennen🤷
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      Woda jest pompowana z morza do jeziora, w pewnym momencie osadza się na wodzie pianka - ta pianka to tak naprawdę sól. Potem jest zbierany i wysuszone i tata… sól jaką znamy🤷
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      The water is pumped from the sea into the lake, at some point foam settles on the water - this foam is actually the salt. Then it is skimmed off and dried and tata ... salt as we know it🤷
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      Traveler

      Toll 👏🏻 Weiter mit viel Schwung und Leichtigkeit 🙌🏻

      1/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      Oh vielen Dank🙏🏻das wünschen wir uns auch😅 wir geben Alles😘

      1/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      schickt Mal was von dem Salz rüber :)

      1/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ich hätte so gerne paar Kilo mitgenommen😃🙈 das is der Nachteil einer langen Reise🤷

      1/8/22Reply
       
    • Day144

      Floating Market

      December 20, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

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      Der schwimmende Markt. Auch das gehörte zu den Orten, die ich sehen wollte. Hmm…etwas enttäuschend, leer und ausgestorben. Und natürlich auch sehr ärmliche Verhältnisse, was für mich immer schwer ist zu ertragen. Obwohl wir beide nicht viel Geld haben im Vergleich zu den westlichen Mitmenschen, kommt man sich schon fast dekadent vor und wenn die Verkäuferin plötzlich ANGEBLICH nicht wechseln kann und dir stattdessen noch n Sack Litchis anbietet, dann nimmst du den scheiß Sack für 1,30€. Das ist kräfteraubend, da man sich ständig zwischen Abzocke und Armut bewegt und es oft nicht einzuschätzen ist. Na gut, in dem Fall hatten wir eben Litchis, thailändische Litchis, waren ok, aber haben nicht geschafft den Sack leer zu essen🤷
      Und noch was cooles…angeblich wurden früher auf diesem Markt viele Kampfszenen für Filme gedreht 🧐🤔🤪🥷
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      Pływający rynek. To też było jedno z miejsc, które chciałem zobaczyć. Hmm… trochę rozczarowujące, puste i opuszczone. No i oczywiście bardzo kiepskie warunki, które zawsze ciężko mi znieść. Chociaż oboje nie mamy dużo pieniędzy w porównaniu z naszymi zachodnimi bliźnimi, czujesz się prawie dekadencki i jeśli sprzedawczyni nagle OBOWIĄZKOWO nie może się zmienić i zamiast tego oferuje ci worek liczi, to bierzesz pieprzony worek za 1.30 €. Jest to wyczerpujące, ponieważ ciągle poruszasz się między zdzierstwami a ubóstwem i często nie da się tego oszacować. Cóż, w takim razie właśnie mieliśmy liczi, tajskie liczi, były ok, ale nie udało nam się zjeść całego worka🤷
      I jeszcze coś fajnego… podobno w przeszłości na tym rynku kręcono wiele scen walki do filmów 🧐🤔🤪🥷
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      The floating market. That was also one of the places I wanted to see. Hmm ... a bit disappointing, empty and deserted. And of course very poor conditions, which is always difficult for me to endure. Although we both don't have a lot of money compared to our western fellow human beings, you feel almost decadent and if the saleswoman suddenly OBLIGATELY can't change and instead offers you a sack of litchis, then you take the fucking sack for 1.30 € . This is exhausting because you are constantly moving between rip-offs and poverty and it is often impossible to assess it. Well, in that case we just had litchis, Thai litchis, were ok, but didn't manage to eat the sack empty🤷
      And something else cool ... allegedly, many fight scenes for films were shot on this market in the past 🧐🤔🤪🥷
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      Traveler

      Cooool 👍👍👍

      1/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      👍🤪

      1/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      Cool 🤩🍊

      1/10/22Reply
       
    • Day3

      Tag 2 : Floating Market

      December 27, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      1. Stop für heute war der schwimmende Markt war mega fett zwar Touristen überlaufen und ziemlich teuer , aber war die Erfahrung Aufjedenfall wert . Jetzt gehts weiter zu Ancient City Fotos folgen später .Read more

      Traveler

      Wäääh.... da darf sich jede Dumpfbacke ex PS ans Boot kloppen 😉😂👍

      12/27/19Reply
       
    • Day2

      Amphawa

      June 5 in Thailand ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

      Arriving at the Maeklong Railway Market, we were greeted with a strong heat wave. This place was way hotter than the city. The markets were quite busy despite the sun baring down on everyone. It seems like we had already missed the famous train crossing. Maeklong is known as one of the most dangerous markets in the world since a train runs right in the middle of it. The markets were built on and around the train tracks and the vendors would supposedly scramble to remove their stuff as the train comes at specific times. Since it was quite hot and it doesn't seem like the train would be coming back anytime soon, we opted to go to Amphawan to see the floating markets next. We asked around to find the Songthaew, a public transportation in the form of a jeep. We had to wait a long time until ours was full before our driver decided to go on.

      Our songthaew went on for a while but I honestly didn't know when to get off, I kept my eye on the maps and when we did pass the supposed market, I prompted the driver to stop but the old lady, who was one of first passengers waiting with us, told me that this wasn't the floating markets yet. I guess being foreigners gave it away that we were heading there. Amphawan was much more lively than Maeklong, maybe too much as the crowds were pretty overwhelming and I had no idea where to start or where to go. I knew that we definitely were going to ride the boat to cruise around so when I saw a lone boat at the other side of the river, I took the chance to ask about the rates. The guy gave us an exorbitant rate to which I was quite tempted to take but Jasper convinced me otherwise and we went back to the other side to a boat that had much more tourists going in. The price was literally 10 times cheaper than what we were quoted with so I was glad we went with this local tour. The boat tour was actually more than what we bargained for in terms of the length. It took us to so many places around the river but they were honestly nothing special. A lot of them were temples, some of them had really cool features like a golden crocodile as a temple guardian, the others were nothing to write home about. On one of the stops, I was able to try some local leaf-wrapped banana that filled me up pretty well. The only spot I was interested in was Wat Bang Kung, a temple built inside a tree. Whether we were going there or not remained a mystery for me as our guides couldn't even speak English but it turned out to be the final stop of the day. After the not so eventful day, it was time to find a way back to Bangkok. We had to find a way to the mini-van terminals but were left with not much choice between a motorcycle driver and a tuktuk. A tour guide that was helping another group helped us out but his directions didn't prove to be of much help. The motorcycle was much more expensive than the tuktuk so in the end we came crawling back to him after turning him down once. He took us to the terminal where we paid a few more bahts for a ride to Bangkok. After a couple of hours, we were dropped in Mo Chi Vit.

      We were once again in the middle of nowhere with no wi-fi. My idea was once again to try and find a cafe and I saw that there were a couple of them nearby. We somehow ended up in the middle of a night market instead which was all fine and dandy but turns out most of the cafes were just stalls and had no wi-fi. Suddenly, out in the corner of my eye, I saw a familiar symbol that seemed to attract my attention. A friggin' cannabis popshop in the middle of the market. No way, up until this time I thought it was illegal in Thailand but I was told that they had recently made it legal. They were selling edibles and I managed to convince myself to buy their chocolate bars, trying out their free samples as well. Jasper and I wandered around for a long time, him leading the way for the latter half which took us to who knows where. We were supposed to head into the nearby mall when I saw some motorcycles parked outside but they had some sort of ID's on that made me think they could be public transportation. Lady Luck was on my side as it turns out they were! Here's me, saving the day again as I started to feel the effects of the edibles even more. Next thing I know, I'm sitting on a motorcycle feeling the wind on my face and watching the lights of Bangkok blur around me. It was an amazing night ride. When we got to the hotel, I was so relaxed but still wanted to make the most of the night so we jumped right in the swimming pool again. With the water completely refreshing my body and mind, we ordered with GrabFood and I once again had green curry for the second day in a row.
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    • Day82

      Bangkok: Floating Markets&Train Market

      December 11, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Morgens hat sich unsere Gruppe um 6.50 Uhr getroffen, um los zu den Märkten zu fahren. Der erste Markt war der Train Market. Dort waren alle Stände entlang/auf einer Schiengleise aufgebaut. Auf diesen Schienen fährt auch täglich ein Zug entlang, so dass die Besitzer der Stände öfter am Tag ihren Stand von den Schienen nehmen müssen, damit der Zug dadurch fahren kann.
      Der nächste Markt war der Floating Market. Wir sind mit Booten durch ein Kanalsystem gefahren, wo Menschen leben und Märkte errichtet haben. Als wir dann mit den Booten im Hauptbereich des Marktes angekommen sind, haben wir uns dann was zu essen geholt. Selbst auf den Booten selber waren Stände, also Thailänder sind mit ihren Booten rumgefahren und haben damit essen angeboten.
      Um ca. 13.30 Uhr sind wir wieder im Hotel angekommen. Dann bin ich mit Janna (aus meinem Zimmer) noch durch die Gegend gelaufen und haben uns verschiedene Sachen angeschaut. Wir haben uns noch ein paar Snacks/Trinken für die Fahrt gekauft und haben unsere Abfahrt vorbereitet. Um 16.30 Uhr war nämlich der Treff mit der ganzen Truppe, um uns auf den Weg zum Bahnhof zu machen.
      Von dort aus haben wir nämlich den Nachtzug nach Surat Thani genommen, der 19.30 Uhr abgefahren ist.
      In diesem Zug waren Betten hergerichtet, in denen wir dann die Nacht verbracht haben. Gegen 8 Uhr sind wir in Surat Thani angekommen.
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    • May25

      Amphawa market

      May 25, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 90 °F

      One of the famous night markets is Amphawa market. Even though it was drizzling, it was nice to walk around this area. Here the locals sit on the steps or on boat restaurants and enjoy Thai dishes. You can find great souvenirs at fair prices too!Read more

      Traveler

      Looks interesting!

      5/25/19Reply
       
    • Day230

      Amphawa Floating Market

      January 20, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

      From the Railway Market we continued to the Amphawa Floating Market. In former days the whole market took place on the water, but nowadays it is more a riverside market. It was nice walking around there but for sure not a must see!

      Bin Railway Market hing es dann direkt weiter zum Amphawa Floating Market. Früher fand der Markt hier größtenteils auf dem Wasser von Boot zu Boot statt, doch heute ist es leider nur noch eine Touristenattraktion mit sehr wenigen Booten. Es ist wohl eher nur noch ein Markt am Ufer eines Flusses, dennoch war es ganz nett ein bisschen herumzulaufen und hier einen Kaffee zu trinken. Fazit: Kann man mal vorbei sehen wenn man in der Nähe ist, aber es ist bestimmt keine Pflicht.
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    • Day230

      Mae Klong Railway Market

      January 20, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      We returned to Bangkok for the third time since we started our trip around the world. Actually Bangkok isn't a city we like really much, but it is a kind of transportation hub for us. This time we need to wait some days for the next cheap flight to the south.

      As the city is too busy we started on a trip to Mae Klong, a small town around 80km south of Bangkok. It is famous for its Railway market. Almost the whole market is taking place on the tracks of the railway. It is really funny to see! Of course we took the train from Bangkok to go to the market even though there was no direct train. We needed to take two different and slow local trains and one ferry boat to reach Mae Klong.

      Und schon sind wir wieder zurück in Bangkok. Insgesamt schon zum dritten Mal seitdem wir Asien bereisen und das obwohl die Stadt an sich definitiv nicht zu unseren Lieblingsorten gehört. Die Stadt ist einfach viel zu groß und der öffentliche Verkehr viel zu schlecht ausgebaut. Aber Bangkok ist einfach das Rom von Südostasien: Alle Wege führen nach Bangkok! Dieses Mal sind es drei Tage die wir hier bleiben bis zu unserem Weiterflug in den Süden von Thailand.

      Zum Glück gibt es noch ein paar Dinge die wir uns in den Vororten von Bangkok eh noch ansehen wollten. Angefangen haben wir mit dem Mae Klong Railway Market. Es ist ein Markt mitten auf den Schienen von einer lokalen Eisenbahnlinie. Nur während den paar Minuten während der Zug durch den Markt fährt ruht der Markt, aber bereits Sekunden nachdem der Zug die Stände passiert hat sind die Stände wieder aufgebaut. Ein sehr lustiges Spektakel zudem wir natürlich mit dem Zug gefahren sind. Es gibt von Bangkok keinen direkten Zug bis nach Mae Klong und so mussten wir um umzusteigen kurz mit einer Fähre einen Fluss überqueren bevor wir nach ca. 2,5 Stunden mit dem Zug über den Markt gefahren sind.
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    • May25

      Floating market

      May 25, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 93 °F

      The floating market is one of the highlights. This particular market became known after it appeared in a James Bond movie. While it is now geared to tourists, you can look past that to see what life and trade would have been like before the area was discovered.Read more

      Traveler

      Pretty smiles!

      5/25/19Reply
       
    • May25

      Fishing village

      May 25, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 93 °F

      We visited a fishing community to learn about oyster farming. Here you see part of the village...about 15 minutes by boat to the oysters. Baby oysters are cemented to cables where they will grow. But they won’t produce pearls in this habitat.Read more

      Traveler

      Interesting!

      5/25/19Reply
       

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