Ayutthaya, take 2

i have decided to do things differently today and so i chose against biking about 20km in the blazing heat and hoped on a tuktuk instead. a much better idea, which left me a lot less tired and fed up afterward. i saw some incredible temples that way today, some of which i was the only one at (which was quite nice). then i went back to the hotel, booked a boat trip around the island (which conveniently goes to temples i hadn’t gone to yet) and took a nap (much needed after a 3rd night of hardly any sleep). when i came back downstairs to wait for the tour i was informed that i was the only one who signed up and could pay 50B more (1.25 USD) and be the only one in the boat. i agreed and was quite pleased actually to be by myself.


the boat ride was great and i saw wonderful houses, people fishing and swimming and lots of cool birds. there’s this one shot though that i wish i could have taken with my camera but there was no way that i could have caught it in time. there was a fat man sitting shirtless on the banks of the river. he was brushing his teeth and had toothpaste everywhere around his mouth (like a rabid dog, really) and it had dripped all over his fat belly. priceless!

the temple part though was quite funny. we stopped at 3 temples and every time she said “10 minutes, OK?” which is quite a ridiculously short amount of time to see, enjoy and capture huge temple complexes. so it was kinda like a race against the clock, and i can’t wait to see if i actually managed to take some decent pictures in all that madness. i have to admit though that i took more than 10 minutes… so now i have seen Thailand’s biggest Buddha (quite impressive) and can now avoid all other Buddha’s for a while… i might have had my share for a week or so.


double trinity
basket baby

tomorrow i will head out to Kanchanaburri (i think i might be misspelling that city’s name differently every time). I’m a little worried because i arrive 1. on a Saturday and 2. in the middle of the festival that’s going on there. i hope to find a room, an affordable room that is. on top of everything it is the king’s birthday in 3 days, which means nothing opened, more vacationers and the likes. we’ll see what happens!

i am somewhat feeling better today, but still don’t feel much excitement or desire to do anything. but the morale is going up, which is great. perhaps once i manage to get rested it will all get better… now, if i could only stop getting mosquito bites! even with my “eau de deet” on they seem to love me just as much.


About Magalie

Canadian girl living in Texas, off to see the world when she can!
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