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Bangkok and Ayutthaya

Safely arrived in Bangkok. For those that don't know, we have already travelled around Thailand so its just a fleeting visit here on our way through to Cambodia. Oh, and to get Jason some new pants.

It was a tiring flight getting to Thailand as it was over night, so we booked straight into an air-con room and even upgraded to one with a bath (amazing). We caught up on some sleep and then headed out on the sky train to the MBK shopping centre. Jason loves his pants he got from there 6 years ago and was in search of some more. Success...an array of colourful pants, including fluorescent pink!

We both feel surprisingly at home again in Bangkok. Buzzing, cosmopolitan, east meets west, great food, good shopping, temples and you're never too far away from a beach. One place we didn't manage to visit last time was Autthaya; Thailand's old capital and just an hour or two from Bangkok. We've found a nice little hotel to stay in with a pool, which is most definitely needed as its soooooo hot. We hired a couple of bikes from the hotel and spent the day pootling around visiting various temple ruins, coffee shops and street side food stalls.

We've tried some of our favourite Thai food as well as other new things since being here; somtam (spicy papaya salad), red curry, pork broth, prawn and cuttle fish in basil leaves, spicy mussle omlette, fish cakes and fruit frappes to name just a few. Love, love, love the food here! We've tried to eat where the locals eat; including night markets, street stall food, MBK shopping mall; for fresh authentic food.

We've got an 8-9 hour bus drive booked now to get us over the border and into Cambodia so wish us luck!


Posted by bloorsontour 08:28 Archived in Thailand Comments (2)

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