The Maller Family Travel Gazette:
Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 6: The Adventure Commences

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We awoke early and headed off to the famous Floating Markets of Bangkok. On the way, we stopped at an interesting little roadside stand where we saw, learned and tasted the process of making coconut sugar. Yum! We arrived at the Floating Markets a while later, and we went for an exciting boat ride throught the channels leading to the market. Once there, it was a little contrived, until we found the part of the market that seems more for the local people. They sell fresh fruit and vegetables and there are also many floating kitchens where interesting and exotic dishes were being prepared. The next stop was the Rose Garden, a beautiful place with a fun show where we saw Thai kickboxing and an amusing elephant show. We came back to the hotel late in the afternoon and the kids checked out the swimming pool. We then went to dinner at Silom Village, where we also had a delightful show which followed a tasty dinner. This was an exciting day, and we look forward to many more like it!

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