You are talking to a friend, reading a book or catching a few z’s, some movement and sound not far away grabs your attention, instantly you look in that direction……
Yes, you guessed it, it’s a beach vendor, and they are coming your way. What is your response?
Oh No! Not another one! I wish they would go away and leave me alone…
Great timing. Hi, great to see you again, I was just starting to feel a little hungry..
The range and quality of food is amazing. The food is guaranteed to be fresh and purchased at the early morning markets.
This is pretty much guaranteed as they have little or no refrigeration at home and simply purchase day by day.
When the food is sold out – it’s time to go home!
The corn on the cob cooking, on the BBQ in front of you, is as good as corn gets. Can you imagine carrying that BBQ and the food around all day in this tropical heat?
The vendor above seems to have everything except the kitchen sink. Or, is it hidden under there somewhere?
More tasty BBQ chicken
Fresh Pineapple, and its cut into whatever shape or size you desire
More BBQ corn. In Thai this is called “Cow port”. Thats how I say it and it seems to work ok
More “cow port”. It is very popular
Various tropical fruits, such as pineapple, mango, papaya and bananas
Above, you can see the locally caught and dried fish, it is surprisingly delicious, but very smelly, after its time on the BBQ
Mr. Coppa, above, is almost a living legend on Choeng Mon Beach. I have been told that some tourists return to Thailand only for Mr. Coppa’s delicacies.
Of course it’s not only food that they sell.
You can buy almost anything on the beach in Thailand. Above there is some bartering taking place over some jewelery.
Clothing, materials, bags, caps, bikini’s are just some of the things available
More jewelry some temporary tattoos and beach ball’s
A large selection of locally made dresses
Mobiles with a choice of hand crafted birds or insects
Sometimes, it is simply far too hot and a well deserved rest is taken.
What was your response to the earlier question? Love them or hate them?
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, see you in Koh Samui.