Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (6)

Thanks for following me this far. This is my last part of this series; Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market.

Spending most of the time on boat going up and then back to the point where we got on was really fun.

More pictures from the boat…

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By now, it is already close to noon and lots of people and tourists…

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Look at the traffic!!!

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Not sure how the system works or even the rules… LOL!!!

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And here comes the food. Looks so yummy. Sorry but I cant remember much of them. Maybe you readers can help me out here? =)

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More food on the boat by the food vendors.

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Hope you enjoy this trip. Wanna see more on my trip to Thailand? If yes, then stay tune and find out what’s next. =)

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Malaysia – View of a Ramadan Bazaar (1)

This is one of the happening thing in Malaysia which is the celebration of Hari Raya Puasa. If you were following on my previous posting; Malaysia – Next Big Celebration coming…. Hari Raya Puasa . This is a continuation of it but it is a topic by itself.

A month before the this celebration, our Muslim friends will fast for a month and during this month, the food traders will take this opportunity to sell their food before the breaking of fast. Today, I will share with you of my visit to one of the Ramadan Bazaar.

The Ramadan Bazaar offer an array of delicious fare of Malay food. These bazaars are closed throughout the day, but come to life in the late afternoon as bazaar food shops prepare food for Muslims breaking their fast at sundown.

The shoppers in the bazaars aren’t all Muslim, though; Malaysian Chinese, Indians and foreign tourists also benefit from the bazaars’ great eats and bargains.

Roasted chicken on the grill. That a pick. 😊

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Many choices of drink… all packed for those breaking fast.

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Lots of people walking around and looking for the many options and varieties to choose from.

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Bee Hoon soup…..

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More Malay food….

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Drinks….

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Malay style Yong tau foo and also they offer squid and Kangkung mixed w prawn paste.

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More pictures to come. Stay tune on my next post.

USA – A day drive to Lake Tahoe, California (1)

Today.. we took a drive out. For me, it was day rest from cycling (excuses only LOL!!) The journey took us about 4 hrs; a slow and scenic view.

Brief intro of Lake Tahoe. It is the large freshwater lake in Sierra Nevada and the largest alpine lake in North America, with a surface elevation of 1,897m . Located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Its depth is 501 m, making it the second-deepest in the United States and is listed as the 26th largest lake by volume in the world at 150.68249 km3.

View along the way to Lake Tahoe.

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The place was dominated by a mixed conifer forest….

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Reaching at Lake Tahoe… it was more of a tourist attraction place in both Nevada and California. It has a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. The time I went was summer so no snow but just lots of sun. Close by was also lots of casinos but at the Nevada side which we did not head there.

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Ducks baking in the sun.

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Clear blue sky over Lake Tahoe.

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As the lake perimeter was huge, we took a drive along its perimeter.

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One of our stops was the Inspiration Point Vista (good place to come to get new ideas. HAHA!!)

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To be continued…….

China – Beijing, a walk back in History (4)

After visiting the Great Wall, another place that we visited was the Beijing’s Hutong.

What are Hutongs? Actually they are a type of narrow streets or alleys; formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. The best way to get around and to see was on trishaw.

Just look the the row of trishaws waiting for customers or more like tourist like me….

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One of the residence in the Hutong area

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Yup… a row of trishaw bringing tourist around the Hutong area…. going through the small alleys passing along a river .

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What a sight!!

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Mini red fire engine that I saw in the Hutong area.

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More trishaws….

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Moving on… we stopped at southeastern corner tower of the city wall where it was built during the Ming & Qing Dynasty. What’s left was the remnants of the southern section of the Inner City wall near the Southeast Corner.

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Stay tune for more……

Vietnam – The Trail of Hanoi (12)

Still walking around the Hanoi’s Old Quarters. Every corner we turn, the view was full of interesting to capture.

Guess sometimes words can’t describe them as well as photos.

The Old Quarters was filled with locals and also tourist buzzing everywhere.

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Ladies looking at the choices of shoes to choose from.

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Pictures of locals eating at the side of the street having their dinner.

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Beautiful flowers for sale.

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Along my walk, I managed to bump into a small wet market alley; something I like to venture as this was where all the happening and things among the locals which a tourist may not see on the Main Street. .

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More pictures to come in my next post. 😊

Vietnam – The Trail of Hanoi (7)

Hi.. Still with me? Good. 😊 Today we will be going to visit the famous bay in Vietnam. Located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam is the Halong Bay which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and part of Van Don district. It features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest.

When we reached the bay and we were lead to our Junk. It was really fun as we had to cross in between junks to get to ours without failing into the sea. We took the the overnight cruise on the junk. There are so many junk boats in the bay to bring tourist the around the bay.

Junk boats sailing out to the bay

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while some were waiting for tourists to board their boats.

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A baeutiful scenery caught on the boat while sailing on the bay

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Arrived at Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). It is the largest cave in Halong Bay, Vietnam located at the Bo Hon Island

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Jetty at Sung Sot Cave.

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the grotto in the Sung Sot Cave.

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Like what you see? If yes, then keep following me on my next post in Halong Bay. =)

Penang – Visit to the Snake Temple (2)

This is 2nd part of my visit to the Snake Temple.

Worshipers jostling around to put their josticks ….

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The offerings … and look at the size of the roasted pig. This was just one of the roasted pigs. If I am not mistaken, I think I saw another few more roasted pigs there.

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More worshipers..

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Look at the various sizes of the josticks…

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and also colourful ones too.

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This portion of the temple is where the snakes are kept or sleeping. They also created hand made giant snake to mark this year of the snake.

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More shots of the temple.

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