Sunday, 10 July 2011

Contrast in Thailand

Hi everyone! I'm in Bangkok at the moment!! It's so so hot. 38 degrees to be precise! Today was our first day of the holiday and we went on a boat ride. Now i'm sure your all thinking i bet it was a lovely boat ride on clear blue water ect.... NOT! Bangkok is highly polluted, the river is brown and it has the biggest scale of rich to poor that i have ever seen in such a small perimeter! The boat driver took us off the river down the canal where there are houses all along it, Some falling in the water, made out of decaying wood, housing 13 people and some mansions built on stone. As we drove through the canal almost everyone smiled and waved! We then stopped to re-fuel at a water market (a market in the water.) It was so interesting and incredible to see women cooking in massive saucepans in a boat and serving huge meals for 50p. Handicapped beggars pleading for just a pound and then being given 50! This world is so different to the western world I live in. Beggars are walked past, We don't smile and say hi, everything is extremely expensive!

I took 300 pictures in 2 hours today. So i will leave you with just a few of them from a inspirational (and boiling and smelly) boat trip..

Lady selling things on the river

Poor homes with Satellite dishes and telephones!  

A Pretty Big house
A lonely boy in his street, playing in the river

Block of flats


Lady on the phone
At the market

Chef cooking on a boat

Flowers selling at the market

Ladies Cooking

The contrast is unreal

Boat drivers waiting

And again

Ma ma and ma Bro! 

CONTRAST of the houses is unreal!!! 

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