After the massive flea market that is Chatuchak, I decided to have a boat trip. the Chao Praya river runs a looping course through Bangkok. There is a public water bus service , which is very cheap. I struck up a conversation with a Thai couple. Adam worked with an agency charged with improving public awareness and preparedness to disasters. Rachel was a TV reporter and newsreader on Thai television. She said, “Why not come with us to the Flower Market?” How could I refuse?