these boats make up part of the floating market. At the top of the stick on the left hand side you can see what they had to sell...the eyes painted on the boats were to scare away the river monsters.
life on the river
the Cathedral we are going to visit
at the front gate
beautiful inside window
home for a colony of bats
tourists heading off to explore
these two cuties posed for a photo
the ice cream vendor rode past
we had to watch out for scooters and motor bikes , the zipped past pretty quickly.
We walked to a local area I am sure is set up for tourists
we passed these orchids on the way
huge fish in a not very big tank
coconut lollies being made
we had a taste of rice wine (kind of like a vodka shot) but then were given a taste of the rice wine with snakes in it...in the red jug is a small cobra...the venom is released into the wine and believed to have all kinds of healing qualities
and in here is a King Cobra in rice wine!!!! 😕😒
the guide thought this was extremely funny...thank goodness it was dead!!
many snakes in the rice wine
this lady was making rice paper for spring rolls
these fruit once ripened were used for food colouring
this guy is popping rice in black sand
these guys are mixing colouring from the fruit and sugar and the popped rice
pressing it into the mould
more pressing, then cutting then the ladies to the left bagged it up
our morning tea, jasmine tea and snacks.
sugared ginger slices, popped rice, sugared banana, popped rice with black sesame seeds and yellow things!!
passenger boats...heading back to the boat for lunch now.