Upon reaching the floating market pier, the organizer told us to pay Thb1,500.00 for the boat ride. Of course, I learned to haggle the other night at the market, so I negotiated on the price. :) Finally he agreed to lower down the price to Thb1,000.00 . I don't know if it was cheap or not but I felt better that I saved Thb500.00 . haha...
They gave us a complimentary coconut juice. But John and I both declined. I think we were both concerned with the boat going down the dirty river. he he.. Honestly, I was worried of anacondas or crocodiles. Our boat driver explained that there are no crocs in the area. So somehow that helped. :) I am sure there are snakes there and he never said no when I mentioned it.
A few more minutes, our driver stopped at the
Coconut Sugar Farm. They sold candies, etc.
made of coconut. But I politely said no. I was
thinking, we have a coconut farm in Samal
Island so I know how to make sweets out of a
young coconut. :) We chose to buy instead a
little boat, with a vendor and the fruits she's
selling, as our souvenir of the floating market.
A few minutes later, we reached the busy part of the Floating Market. I was so amazed with what I saw. It must have been difficult living and doing business in the water. But they made it look so easy!
|It's a village on the water. Amazing right?!|
|Thank you Manong! Our boat driver. :)|