This one’s for mom. It was an epic battle between mind and stomach. The mind won, but just barely.
We met a wonderful lady named Maya who works at the hotel. She has a beautiful daughter and lots of free time, so she enjoys talking with us in the lobby. I asked her about the bugs, and if they are just a gimmick for dumb tourists. She said the big bugs are from western Thailand, and people in the north don’t eat those very much. Northern Thais prefer the bamboo worms, and she especially likes ant eggs, which are in season right now.
This market was way better than the “night bazaar”. It was several blocks packed, with way more variety and interesting stuff, bigger crowds, better prices, better food, more buskers (not sure that they were better)… it was the “Sunday Market.”
Also, the Thailand photo gallery is up! We’ll update it as we go.