The Greatest Saleslady You'll Every Meet

The Greatest Saleslady You'll Every Meet

The Greatest Saleslady You'll Every Meet


Update: February 3, 2013 - One year ago on this day I landed in the city-state of Singapore, which was the entry point of my six month odyssey in Southeast Asia. It was an incredible journey that changed my life.

The feeling of not knowing where you are and where you are going is indescribable. No plans, no reservation, no itinerary.

I love to travel because it is all about the people you meet and the things you see along the way. They call this wanderlust and I suffer from a serious case of it.

This was one of my favorite images from my photography odyssey.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market outside of Bangkok is a photographer's paradise. Get there early to beat the crowds and you'll be rewarded with great shots like this one.

This old lady had such a charming smile and without one of word of English was selling what looked like pot stickers to all the tourists. I sat there for about ten minutes photographing her until her engaging smile beckoned me to buy one of her pot stickers.

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Southeast Asia.

Happy Travels!

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Taken on: 23rd February, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

Read more about Damnoen Saduak

If you're headed to Damnoen Saduak you're on the way to the same-named floating market -- a tourist trap of epic proportions. Believe us when we say, it is not worth visiting -- especially if you're doing it as a trip out of Bangkok. Stay in bed, buy a postcard of the market and have another day in Bangkok -- really.

Still going? Ok, here's some more details. The floating market is a pretty contrived affair, set just outside the small town of Damnoen Saduak. The market is still actively used by locals, but far earlier in the morning than when the tourist buses out of Bangkok arrive. If you really want to see the market, you're better off to overnight at Damnoen Saduak and visit the market from there -- that way you'll be there far before everyone shuttled out from Bangkok.

If we've successfully put you off, there are other floating markets around Bangkok, including ones at Tha Kha, Taling Chan, Ban Khu Wiang and Wat Chanthakharm -- but we've never been to any of these so ... Read our complete Damnoen Saduak travel guide

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