Published: April 4th 2012April 4th 2012
In Ayutthaya Temple
Well as you can probably tell, I arrived in Bangkok safely. I got my taxi back to the hostel on Monday (having had to wait 45 minutes for it due to traffic) and pretty much fell asleep straight away. Which meant I woke up at 3 am and watched BBC world news for several hours but I guess that's how it goes sometimes.
On Tuesday I got up and had breakfast at the hostel before going to the Bus Terminal and catching a bus to Ayuthaya (about 86km away, 1.5 hour bus journey and cost me about 1.10 pounds). There I found a guesthouse which looked pretty nice and got a room for about 6 pounds. The main disadvantage was that there was no air con so I had another pretty rough night's sleep.
In the afternoon of that day, I took a boat tour around the river/canal that runs around the city that was formerly Thailand's capital. I saw some beautiful temples and an absolutely HUGE buddha! I also met a Dutch guy who was travelling alone as well so I had a dinner (and a few Chang beers) companion.
Today, I awoke early
again, due to lack of air con, took a nice cold shower and had a fruit salad and pineapple juice for breakfast. I then went for a quick shop (and got some Prickly Heat powder for you Chloe- that'll be 70p). After that I got the bus back to Bangkok and a taxi to Baipai Thai Cookery School.
The School was taught in English and we made Massaman curry, spring rolls, a pomelo salad (kind of like a big grapefruit that isn't sour at all) and stir fry chicken with holy basil leaves. Everything was delicious and I am thoroughly full up now. The staff were so friendly and helpful and I really can't recommend the place highly enough. It was brilliant.
Just back at the hostel now and hoping to upload some photos.
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