Although we had spent the previous day exploring the Warorot market in Chiang Mai, today we visited Bangkok’s largest market – Chatuchak market. It’s only open on weekends, so this was really our only chance to visit. I’m glad we did, because I’ve never been to a market so large! It sells everything from clothes to food, toys, souvenirs, furniture, second hand trash and treasure and pets, and we managed to spend the better part of a day there.
It was our last day in Chiang Mai. We’d covered just about everything on our initial plan, except for the Warorot market, a market located a short distance outside the eastern wall, which sells fresh and cooked food, along with clothing, kitchenware, souvenirs and other miscellaneous items.
This was my first day in Tokyo by myself. Ron left for work early in the morning, and after an extra sleep-in I made my way outdoors to explore the city.
It had been raining during the night, and combined with the heat made for a very humid day. I didn’t have much of a plan for the day, but I did want to get a SIM card so I could look up maps and train times, and be able to contact Ron to meet up again at the end of the day.
I spent the better part of an hour trying to find breakfast. The day before it had seemed so easy to find food, but I had just been following Ron. Left to myself, it was hard to tell which restaurants had suitable breaky food (it turns out breakfast can be anything!), and whether or not they were open. It felt like there was no-where to eat, the only exception being Maccas. I didn’t want to resort to Western takeaway, so I persevered until I found a restaurant in the Shinjuku shopping centre which had lots of photos on the menu. I think part of the reason it took me so long to find somewhere was that I was nervous about ordering and not being able to speak with the Japanese people. Continue reading