Sunday, January 31, 2010
On January 31st we slept in, did some internet nonsense, figured out how to get to Sukhothai the next day, and then went to check out the "Sunday Walking Street". This turns out to be fancy talk for "another night market but one with rather more foreigners". Probably due to the presence of so many "rich" (by local standards) foreigners the sunday walking street vendors are FAR less willing to negotiate substantial price decreases, particularly during the early evening. The street operates roughly from 4pm until 11pm or so.
One of the more novel things on sale was soap flowers. These are hand-carved out of soap, painted, and placed into a small round container (a hemisphere base plus another hemispherical lid).
Posted by Rod at 11:50 PM