PAI, Thailand – part 2 (the Night Market)
Mango sticky rice?
Looks yummy too.
Huh? Fried sticky rice?
Never had it before.
Hey, taste good! One more please!
What’s he doing?
Looks like meat balls.
Cannot just stand and watch him in action, right?
Let’s buy and try.
Sorry, don’t like the taste.
Too soft for meat balls, if it is.
No translator to tell us what we have just eaten….burp!
Okay, after all the heaty stuff, a cup of herbal tea is good.
There are plenty of Muslim stalls here. Most of the Muslims here are from China.
This stall is only one of them and the girl who is manning the stall wears a tudung, like our Malaysian Muslims.
I had my tea served in a bamboo “cup”.
Yes, the ones you can see hanging at the stall.
Of course more expansive and tastier than the plastic cup ones.
I can take away the bamboo cup? What am I going to do with it?
If not, they are going to recycle the bamboo cup?
Hah? This one may be already a recycled one?
Aisey, I should have taken the plastic cup, right?
You can also find many “farang” (Thai word for foreigners or more accurately Europeans) here.
Many of them, like us, are shopping in this night market while some are hanging in some cafes, restaurants and pubs.
I wonder if they are also owners to those places.
It would be good to retire here if one can own a business here.
The locals love the farangs.
You can even find farangs entertaining you with their singing and guitar strumming in the pubs.
I can feel their joy in their singing.
Probably this is the place and lifestyle they are looking for…
Full to the brink and tired after the day’s travel;
from home to airport, flight, from airport to Pai and the night market!
Phew! Yes, the bed would be most inviting.
Quick, which way is my room?
Yawn, look out for part 3. ZZzzzz………
Quote of the day:
Happiness is a butterfly,
which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Where is PAI? – part 3 http://theliongirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/where-is-pai-part-3.html