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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trip to a Thai Market {Thailand}

Happy Tuesday Y'all! 

Okay- time for our first official Thailand post. We spent 9 days in Thailand. And while there, we split our time between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. 

On our first night in Chiang Mai, we took a cooking class. Or I should say- Matt took a cooking class and I took pictures. While I enjoyed our cooking class in Cambodia, I really didn't feel like paying the money and cooking this time. I really hate cooking and Thai food is not my favorite, so Matt went solo. I was his personal photographer for the night. 

We decided to take our cooking course with the Baan Thai Cookery School.  
{We hadn't really heard anything about them prior to this trip, but their brochure looked good. And we are happy we went with them.} 

The first step was the trip to the market. 

This market was a nice walk from the cooking school, and we got to see a little more of the city while walking. When we got there, I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting the kinda of market we saw while visiting Cambodia

Compared to Cambodia- this market was tame. It was way less crowded and there wasn't as many pig heads hanging from the stalls. {Sorry, I know I've living in Asia for a while now, but whole fish bodies still freak me out.} It really just looked like an American farmers market with a little more fish heads. I'm sure there are grittier markets in Thailand, but this was not one of them. 

 I always like this part of the cooking class because the teacher explains what ingredients we will be using and what they look like, etc. Plus, it's always nice to see the fresh produce and how people in different countries do their shopping. 

Did you know America is one of the only countries that refrigerates their eggs? {Check this out if you don't believe me.} 

And that was our trip to the market. I got a yummy passionfruit juice, and we started our walk back to the school. 

Check back for the next post on the class and more details about the school. 

1 comment:

  1. What a cool experience!

    The idea of fish still with the heads and tails on them used to freak me out, but I'm over it now. Funny how experiencing different cultures will do that.


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