it’s Midnight. You’re heading northbound on the M6. Hungry, thirsty and needing the toilet. Nearest services, just two miles away. You see the information sign a mile before. *Sigh*… its the usual rubbish again… KFC, Starbucks, McDonnalds, Spar… You mentally ask yourself, is it even worth stopping?
Fast travel 6000miles to the long straight highways of Thailand and say goodbye to the morbid services of the UK.
Here you will discover row, upon row of stalls, markets, restaurants and shops. The difficult part is deciding when to eventually stop as these can stretch on for several hundred yards.
We were travelling back to Nakhon Ratchasima not long after we landed in Bangkok and stopped at this market at 01:30am.
This motorway market had it all and at 1:30 in the morning it was showing no signs of closing any time soon. More and more vehicles just kept on pulling in to eat and purchase freshly prepared exotic fruits.
There was a sweet smell in the air of crepes being cooked on a hot plate, mixed with the distinct barbecued chicken satay aroma. People were queing up at a noodle soup stall with plastic tables and chairs all laid out in front for people to sit and eat.
The main attraction which was drawing people to the market was the enormous, And i mean ENORMOUS! fruit stalls. Actual pyramids of fruits, all ripe and ready to eat.
As we loaded up our car to continue our journey home there was another car and a bike behind us waiting to take our space.
It certainly beats a dry bacon sandwich at Knutsford services!