Sunday, November 22, 2009

A wet shopping spree

I just returned from Hai Yai, Thailand one and half hour ago. It was a one day shopping trip but luck was not with us. It was drizzling and raining the whole day through. Hence we missed the small bazaar where petty traders lined the street selling all sorts of goods and food. When we passed by it, most of the traders did not do their business.

The tour leader then took us to Asian Hotel in Trok Sukomthahang to rest and washed our faces. Thereafter it was shopping and massaging on our own. As it was raining, we had to brave the rain visiting the big bazaar looking for things to buy. We went there by a ten-seater 'toot-toot' - a van-like vehicle minus the backdoor.

One of the local products that we bought wsa ring-like threads of sweetened nutmeg which is seldom available in Penang. We also purchased many packets of dried longans, dried cashew-nuts and dried anchovies. Each of us only paid 20 bahts as the fare.

On the way back, we stopped by 'Ta Shen Ya' temple where some of our group members went in to pray. It we stopped by Gurun for dinner before heading home.

It was really a wet shopping spree.

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