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I have been to Ayuthaya before- the second of my three Peace Corps trainings was there. Peace Corps had put us up in an awesome hotel with rooms the size of small roller rinks and we toured the city a little during our free time.
This time I was there to meet Ryan’s family. I was nervous; meeting the significant other’s parental units is not a calming activity. Would they like me? Would his sister think I was fat? Would his mother think I was bitchy? I must’ve changed my outfit 5 times that morning- couldn’t look too dressy, couldn’t look like a slob…in my mind it all had to be like Goldilocks’ porridge- just right.
And it was. They like me just fine. They brought me presents and took to me right away. It was much easier than I thought it would be.
His family has never left the
The ruins were great, I got some awesome pictures. And having a driver for the whole day was a blessing- he took us wherever we wanted and waited for us while we looked around. And he was a nice chap to boot!
We saw 4 ruins and a modern palace. Ayuthaya was the old capital of
I spent 2 days in Ayuthaya and then we moved on to
Wat Pho- big reclining Bhudda and awesome traditional Thai massages.
The Jim Thompson house- he rejuvenated the Thai silk market back in the 40’s and then disappeared in the Malaysian jungle…his house is a cool mixture of architectures.
Cabbages and Condoms- Thai food for the beginner and the experienced (I got the spices that Ryan’s family couldn’t yet endure), plus the profits go towards AIDS prevention and education.
Muay Thai- I like this sport, the athletes are beyond ripped. It’s like they’re made of stone. We saw 3 knockouts, it’s really fun (but expensive).
And, of course, shopping shopping shopping- MBK, a big mall that’s like an indoor market, the Bangkok Night Bazaar,
Ryan’s family got to see an awful lot; I think they were a bit overwhelmed. But they had a good time and so did I.