Today I am in Bangkok. It is a new city. Things here are only 200 years old. We went on a river boat tour on a longtail boat. A longtail boat is like a motorboat, but the motor is on a long stick on the back on the boat. We went through neighborhoods. The houses were on stilts because it floods a lot.
This is the hotel boat. This is how we traveled across the river each day.
This is Micah on the hotel boat.
This is a Chinese temple on the river. And those are longtail boats in front.
This is the driver of our longtail boat. To control it, you press on a trigger. The motor is actually on the stick.
This is a gigantic water monitor lizard. It was as big as me. They live on the shallow rocks in the river. They eat fish and tiny animals.
This is me and our tour guide named Lou Lou on the longtail boat.
This is another long tail boat.
These are people who live on the river in their house. They are feeding the fish. They waved at us.
This is a lady coming back to her house from grocery shopping.
We also went to a boring food and flower market. It was so hot and boring. It was so big that they drive motorcycles through the aisles of the store. My mom made me go on a forced march through the entire market. My mom wouldn't let me ride the motorcycle.
This is the motor on the stick of the longtail. The driver moves the whole motor to steer the boat.