Santa came to visit us at our hotel in Bangkok. He left a beach toy for each kid and a note saying that the rest of our gifts are at home in Korea.
|Look what I got from Santa!|
We took the sky train to On Nut station and from there took a taxi to what felt like the middle of nowhere. We emerged out of a neigborhood full of quiet side streets to a main street with a huge shopping center. The market was just to the right of that. (Side note, on the way back to the hotel we took a taxi the whole way and not only did it cost less than taking the train but it took half the time).
First we found the food. There was a variety of food, Jim and I each got a gyro and we found brownies!!! Despite turning our children into world travelers, their palates continue to be decidedly narrow, they were so happy that we found a pizza place.
After finishing the pizza, we went out to see what we could see. The market has antique shops set up toward the back and regular market things in the middle (i.e. t shirts, hats, socks, one stall had just overalls, etc.).
The antique stores were so great. Unfortunately because of the nature of antiques, I couldn't afford to get anything and even if I could, getting it back to Korea would have been either costly or a pain.
|radios and chandliers|
Jim and the kids were very cooperative. It was a nice night and the market wasn't busy at all, so the kids stayed outside of the stores while I looked around.
|This horse had working sound effects|