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    Life along the klong...

    Even though I live in a large neighborhood just outside of the main part of BKK, the perimeters really describe what is really the true Thai style of living. Keep in mind these shots are just a few meters away from the edge of my 'mooban'.

    The big Thai school you initially see in the background is where a few of my friends teach. NickA?


    If one is not one a big fat teacher's salary (cough-cough) shopping is somewhat unique.
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    Along the shores of this klong I noticed many Issan construction workers enjoying their Sunday off.


    Many of them drink cheap Thai whiskey and catch food for next week's meal.
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    Here is a home that is rather typical of this laid back lifestyle.


    Look closely and you can see something approaching!

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    Time to move over!


    We all have to find food somewhere.

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    Where the Thais store their fresh fish.


    Hopefully, next weekend will be without chores and I can wander down the klong some more...

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    I have heard you live on a working klong, cool Hillbilly. I live on a manmade klong and now is the bad time of year. Its a lotus filled klong and the lotus are dead to come back oh so beautiful in 3 months. Now my klong looks like a polluted cesspool. Dang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I have heard you live on a working klong, cool Hillbilly. I live on a manmade klong and now is the bad time of year. Its a lotus filled klong and the lotus are dead to come back oh so beautiful in 3 months. Now my klong looks like a polluted cesspool. Dang.
    Have you tried using some Klongfresh AO?

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    Nah, but you have set along said klong, do I need it?? If I do its number one on sundays shopping list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Nah, but you have sat along said klong, do I need it??
    If I need it it will be number one on Sunday's shopping list.

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    What exactly is..."Klong Fresh"?

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    I have a klong running beside my house - when it flooded I was a metre deep in water I had fish and crabs on my doorstep.

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    y would you live somewhere like that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolJohn74
    y would you live somewhere like that?

    Price for a nice condo? B5 million
    Price for a so-so condo? B1 million
    Price for living near a klong? priceless

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    u got me there

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    Because my house is massive my garden is massive and it was a freak year of weather.

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    If you live on a klong at least you dont have neighbors on that side.

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    Nah I got a big wall covered in broken glass on either side and not sure what is out the back as the old lady lives there and i never had a look.

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    Can you take a boat down the klong? How far can you travel around your khlong by canoe before you run into a dam or gate way? Do you see any giant monitor lizards in your klong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken May
    Can you take a boat down the klong? How far can you travel around your khlong by canoe before you run into a dam or gate way? Do you see any giant monitor lizards in your klong?
    I see the Thais with their boats traveling up and down the klong. But for how far I don't know. And yes, there are some big monitor lizards around!



    I go fishing in this lake near my home. Between looking out for snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies, it is hard to relax.

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    This is one of a pair in the village. The water is salt here, the first time I saw it swimming I thought it was some sort of croc.

    They seem to be living under one of the fisherman's houses. I am surprised that the Thai's don't eat them.

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    I never knew I had a klong until it flooded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    This is one of a pair in the village. The water is salt here, the first time I saw it swimming I thought it was some sort of croc.

    They seem to be living under one of the fisherman's houses. I am surprised that the Thai's don't eat them.

    I had monitor lizard a couple of times when I lived in Malaysia last century - goes great with curry & beer, and tastes a bit like chicken as far as I can remember. Not too bad - although the muslims will not eat it, as it is considered haram.

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    Dougal I want to see photos of you wrestling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    This is one of a pair in the village. The water is salt here, the first time I saw it swimming I thought it was some sort of croc.

    They seem to be living under one of the fisherman's houses. I am surprised that the Thai's don't eat them.



    Great Pix! yeah, you can eat them. I know several people who tried monitor lizard who said it ain't bad. I'll try it one of these days at the local jungle food restaurant. They are always fresh out of lizard. They only stock the usual cobra and such.

    Hillbilly, I highy recommend that you take a boat ride down that klong. It will really give you some perspective about where your living. Just flash a fisherman a few small bills and they will take you on a tour. It will be worth it.

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    Hillbilly I gotta go with Ken. Find out where that thing goes if you havent. I wish I had a real klong.

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