Saturday, November 19, 2011

Around the island

This is the "talad nut" -- the fresh market where we get most of our fruits and vegetables, and occasionally, seafood.

Open Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Our island is about 5 km in diameter and surrounded on about 75 percent of its perimeter by central Bangkok. The views to the west and northwest of the island are the skyscrapers of Bangkok's central business district and main shopping area.

On the north side of the island is Klong Toei port, where ships -- emblazoned with the names of far-flung places like Panama and scripts from Korea and China -- park and unload their wares. These giraffe cranes move shipping containers around like they're Legos or Lincoln Logs.

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