SO we got a bus to Ayutthaya
, an old Thailand capital, 2 hours north of bangkok and got a tuktuk to a hostel that was a little wierd but cheapcheap. We then decided to hire bikes to cycle around the city, was well fun but also well exhausting in all the heat and traffic. All the old Wats of the city were really atmospheric, especially compared with the shiny Shiny Glitterati of Bangkok
and we managed to see five of them bcause i have discovered that i am in fact a cycling genius and am definately taking it up again back in the uk, its all about weaving in between cars and closing your eyes at traffic lights apparently !! Most of the wats were partially destroyed by the burmese and at one wat there are hundreds of buudha statues, all headless. ANyway after so much temple seeing and bikeriding we spent the evening sampling cocktails in a travellers cafe which had loads of board games and things to play and in a jazz bar that had a pritty good live band on. Picking up the pace now as tomorrow we leave for Sukhothai, the other old capital of Thailand in the north, 6 hours away by bus...