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21 November 2014

Stops along the way

Sally's Blues: fishing boats by the talipapa

Reflections: Big Ben in the Venice of the East (Huahin)

Skywatch: by the river

I was stuck with colleagues in a river jungle. Nice place, lots of cheery chatter, we were well fed, but work was work. It felt good when the remote controls, powerpoints and microphones were put away and we were on our way home. That's when the fun began - so much of it I forgot I had to pull off twelve hours the next day. But glad I am to be chatting about them:

Talipapa or temporary fish market was our first stop. A breeze cooling through the parked fishing boats and to our hall of work, AC-coated faces says how great it was for lungs to function in such a morning.  

Blue crabs - our main purpose of stopping by the talipapa. 350 baht a kilo (11 USD). Wait, is it just me or do blue crabs turn pink anyway when they are steamed?

To the beach we go! You could guess where we took our loot. 

Foodie fun. The vendor prepared everything and provided sauce to go with the other seafood that we bought. As the flavors slid down our alimentary canal, I thought the taste lived up to its reputation as part of a cuisine that's ranked 8th in the world by CNNGo.

The Baguette, our final stop. It's a cafe in Huahin (Thailand's summer capital) that gives off a lovely hint of Europe. I miss those breakfast baguettes in England, but back to Thailand first: the office secretary turned a new age that day. As we sang her a happy birthday, the white patrons in the other tables sang too. It was cute of them.

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20 comments:

  1. You are making me hungry! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. That nice river view. ! Beautiful photo!

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  3. What a really interesting life you must have. Your fish market sounds very cool.

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  4. sounds really good and now i'm hungry too

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  5. How lovely! I enjoyed reading about your Friday Five :)

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  6. Beautiful view of the river in the jungle.

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  7. Beautiful pictures and thanks for taking us through your adventure! Sounds like a succesful trip.

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  8. Sounds like great fun. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Nice composition, the first picture. You have quite the eye, to catch this kind of detail...

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  10. What a treat to get some really fresh seafood!

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  11. Lovely photo of the river...great trip...

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  12. Sounds like a very fun time was had on this trip. I've never eaten blue crab before but I do like crab. It's a very rich sort of food.

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  13. You can always find the fun and food in any situation, Hazel! Of course, Thailand is noted for both. Does blue crab taste different? (I'll never know; can't eat most seafood)

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  14. That's not a bad day in the office :) Blue crabs, baguettes and beaches some very good B's there for Blue Monday!
    Wren x

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  15. Hi Hazel,

    You are correct: blue crabs turn a red when steamed, and they are good to eat! Thanks for making Blue Monday special. Enjoy your Thursday meal.

    Happy Blue Monday and Happy Thanksgiving!

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