One of the nights a bunch of us went to Landmark in November 2019, we all planned to go to Amphawa Floating Market. Samut Songkhram in Thailand is right near Samut Sakhon, where Mahachai is located.
My friend and coworker, Christina, and I woke up and took a Grab. Indria ended up waking up late so she missed our taxi ride.
We ended up meeting our friends Smart and Namkang in Samut Songkhram in Thailand.
We were not feeling all that great so we stopped for some Pad Thai inside of the market and pushed our way through the crowd. Pad Thai and pad see ew always made my mornings better.
We ended up finding them. They showed us around Amphawa Floating Market. There were so many vendors and handmade crafts.
We walked around for a bit. Walking along the river was so nice. The views were great.
Christina did the dunk tank but instead of water, it was little plastic balls.
We walked around for a bit and went to a cute cafe called Chanchala Cafe. We sat and relaxed and made plans for the night.
Smart lives about 15-20 minutes away from the floating market.
We ended up spending the night with them, his family, and his dog and cat.
Honestly, I’m so confused as to why I don’t have a picture of his cat???? It was cute. The pets were what made our night in Samut Songkhram in Thailand memorable. Kidding. But they were part of it LOL.
We cooked some prawns, mussels, and other food and had a little shabu. If you don’t have shabu when you are in Thailand, you’re doing it wrong.
We listened and sang some Barbie Girl and Kung Foo Fighting. Then, we slept on the porch with a mosquito net.
The next morning, on our journey back to Mahachai, we made a few stops along the way.
Our first stop was to get some contacts for Christina. We got some porridge and drank a great amount of water.
The next stop was to a temple with Smart’s family. We ate a great amount of food and chatted with everyone.
The next stop was The Buffalo Cafe.
Fun fact: the word “buffalo” means stupid in Thailand.
My students would always use that word and one day I finally figured it out. Not sure where that name came from but now every single time I hear the word “buffalo” I think of Thailand.
The place was huge and right near the Siamese Twins Memorial. This is where I learned the Thai word for sweat: pronounced bee-uh, cause I was sweating a lot. LOL. What else is new?!
Then we were taken to the Chang-Eng Siamese Twins Memorial in Maeklong, Samut Songkhram in Thailand.
Chang and Eng Bunker, the famous conjoined twins, were born in 1811 in Thailand (formerly known as Siam) and brought to the United States almost 20 years later.
The statue of the twins was really cool to see. I had never even heard of them until Christina enlightened me. It’s an interesting story.
Near the statue, there is a boat museum. The museum was being renovated so we only got to see the memorial.
Our last stop in Samut Songkhram in Thailand was another temple, Wat Bang Kung. It was a tree temple. Near the temple, there was a little farm. They had horses, goats, and a few other kinds of animals. We fed them. It was entertaining.
On our way home, we stopped for some food and got some beer at a restaurant that was in Mahachai but kind of far from our apartments so we had never been there before.