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1) Man on chair 2) Scrambled eggs on toast 3) Sweat on face

Hey there pop-pickers.  What's shaking in your world today?  Yeah?  For real?  Cool!  Me?  I've been cycling around a World Heritage site all day!!  Yeah, you can say that again, it was 38c!!  Heh.  Well, speak again soon!  *click*

Now, where was I?  Sorry about that!  I've been staying in a place called Phitsanulok since last night, and met some random German woman called Claudia staying at the same guesthouse as me.  We were headed to the same place today so we joined forces and attacked (much like the Germans and Italians?)... Sukhothai Historical Park, one of Thailands best World Heritage sites.  In essence, it's a an ancient abandoned city, that had all its temples restored a few decades ago.  Where once there stood houses, is just all lush greenery.

Snake meets Frog. Snake eats frog. DINNER!

Don't let the photos fool you though... it might look like a lush verdant England landscape, but it was painfully hot.  I was sweating so much in fact, that by the time we got home my fingers had wrinkled (pruned?) up from being wet with sweat the whole day.  Attractive, I think you'll agree!  Cycling was definitely the right choice though - it afforded us the opportunity of adventuring around doing our own thing, discovering things we'd probably have missed if we'd been in a tour or on foot.

OH GOD!  I saw the COOLEST thing today.  We were creeping around some old temple ruins, when we suddenly spotted a snake slithering along a wall.  Now, that's pretty damn cool anyway, but this snake had a frog sticking out of its mouth... and the frog was ALIVE!  Man, totally awesome.

"The Talking Buddha" - my favourite so far
  We watched the snake slowly, but surely, swallow the frog.  The frog looked so at peace, it was almost spooky.  Maybe it was humbled by the 40ft Buddha statue that was facing it?

We got the wrong bus home and suffered a 2hr non-airconditioned bus journey back.  We made up for this by scoffing ice-cream all the way from the bus station to our diggs.  It has to be said though, it was bliss to be in what is effectively a huge park today.  No traffic.  No noise.  No dirt and fumes.  No tuktuk drivers.  No "you want boom-boom?".  Just the sounds of the countryside, albeit a tropical Thai countryside.  Tomorrow will be a shock to the system I think.  We've got an 8hr train journey up to Chiang Mai, Thailands second city.  Traffic, noise, dirt, fumes, tuktuk drivers, and boom-boom.  Score!

Enjoy your day folks.  Speak again soon!

Izzy says:
Yeah, i wish I'd gone to Ayuttaya now! Claudia (the German woman) had come from there when I met her on the train at Lopburi. When I might do a day trip there when I'm in Bangkok sometime!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2007
newtampo says:
You missed another ancient city, Ayuttaya. It's great too but also hot overthere.
p.s. Poor frog, rest in peace.
Posted on: Jun 12, 2007
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The Talking Buddha - my favourit…
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Zee German!  Claudia!
Zee German! Claudia!
These had such a wonderful smell
These had such a wonderful smell
Sittin under dee coconut treeee
Sittin under dee coconut treeee
Charge!
Charge!
The Talking Buddha - my favourit…
"The Talking Buddha" - my favouri…
The Talking Buddha - my favourit…
"The Talking Buddha" - my favouri…
The Talking Buddha - my favourit…
"The Talking Buddha" - my favouri…
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