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    Chatuchak Flea Market

    ...today's activity was a visit to the Chatuchak Flea Market: 6 floors of junk collected from around Thailand. Mostly pedestrian stuff (tourist items, old furniture, statues of departed royalty, etc.), but a magnet (I assume) for tourists. However, we did find 3 antique picture frames to show off departed family members...

































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    never been, there's some formatting text thingey going on below your pic TC

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    I used to like a wander round the Talat Rod Fai night market.

    There's some amazing stuff and the food and drink around there is excellent.

    I found some sort of coconut mojito sort of cocktail there that rather drew me in. Thankfully the hotel wasn't too far a stumble.

    There was also one on Ratchada Road, but I think Covid killed it.
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I used to like a wander round the Talat Rod Fai night market.
    ...we wandered around the 6 floors but the impression I got is the stalls are merely a centralized location for tourist convenience...though how many tourists would carry off a moldy sofa I don't know...

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    @tc - is that near the Chatuchak weekend (open) Market? I enjoyed visiting Chatuchak market whenever I was in BKK. Bought some clothes, knick knacks, souvenirs, etc. I also liked the park near it.


    Ooh. I'd probably have a pic with E.T. if I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Ooh. I'd probably have a pic with E.T. if I was there!
    would you be the extra testicle ?

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    ...@katie: here's a map to get to the place...



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    So it is not "open air" anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    So it is not "open air" anymore?
    ...this is only one building...the open air part is still there...

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    @tc - thanks!

    @baldrick - I didn't get the joke. Kindly explain (anyone)... I remember watching ET on TV reruns - good childhood memories.

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    ^lol. I didn't know about that! Good thing that I didn't know about E-3 as a child! My memories would have been tainted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I remember watching ET on TV reruns - good childhood memories.
    Great movie, watch but you may cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Kindly explain
    Mals version is for old codgers who liked watching ron jeremy

    an a young boy when ET came out it was always referred to as ET the extra testicle , and then snigger

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    ^I only watched ET (and most movies) on TV when they were shown for free. We didn't have $$ for the cinema (and I think I was too ypung when ET came out).

    I didn't know that the term ET had other connotations. Heck, I even studied the poem "The Owl and the Pussycat" as a kid and didn't think anything of it. We named one of our childhood cats "Pussycat" (Pussy for short). It was only when the BF of my elder sis laughed at our former cat's name that I knew the other meaning of "pussy".

    Take note that for us, English was a 2nd language and we didn't know much slang, much less the "dirty" slang.

    Oh, the days of innocence...

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    Great stuff - I live within walking distance (walking but sweating profusely) but I've only been a couple of times.
    There are lots of interesting things / collectables but I've always assumed I would be ripped off - plus I don't have much space for that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    There are lots of interesting things / collectables but I've always assumed I would be ripped off
    ...that was our impression after asking about various knickknacks...SD was able to bargain vendors down, but not enough for us to make a purchase beyond antique picture frames...asking price B2,800 per frame. We eventually paid B6K for 3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    .SD was able to bargain vendors down, but not enough for us to make a purchase beyond antique picture frames.
    You passed up the sofa with authentic Bangkok patina?

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    ...we passed up several sofas...along with mildewed living room sets, uncomfortable-looking Chinese wooden seating, musty carpets and all sorts of glassware and dish sets...furniture items that caught our attention (Chinese cabinets and screens) were not available at flea market prices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Chinese cabinets and screens) were not available at flea market prices...
    it is one of my abiding regrets that i didn't buy a Tibetan cabinet and chest from the Tibetan quarter in Kathmandu when i was there, the prices were very reasonable then. I kept dithering and the chance passed, would all have been shipped home free at the end of tour too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    it is one of my abiding regrets that i didn't buy a Tibetan cabinet and chest from the Tibetan quarter in Kathmandu when i was there, the prices were very reasonable then. I kept dithering and the chance passed
    ...a good session of dithering would have spared me many of the white elephants I currently have in storage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a good session of dithering would have spared me many of the white elephants I currently have in storage...
    Yes, when downsizing i got rid of an albino herd.

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