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... and then he would pull the ball out and blow on it gently until it caught fire! It was amazing! Isabelle and I both had a chance to try, but both failed. She got much closer than I did, but it was so much more difficult than the mahout made it look. The women (I think the mahouts' partners) also taught us how to make fans from bamboo, and I caught on pretty quickly. (I was much better at it than I was at sewing a hole in my shirt the night before. After an hour of failing, I ...
... The staff spoke no English at all but we managed to make them show us the room. We were expecting another bunker-like room, at a more reasonable price though, but the room was actually quite nice and with a en-suite bathroom. And for 200 B (4,60 €) a night, there was not much to discuss about it.
We dropped our backpacks and left the room to see the city and have some dinner. We learnt that there was a night ...
... the way to the bus terminal and back to the center. On the way to a
guesthouse listed in the lonely Planet, we found another guesthouse
much cheaper (100 Baht, $3). It was a good idea to stay there as the
one we were going to go to was 400 with a normal bed and a mattress on
settling in the hotel we walked to the TAT office, Thailand Authority
of Tourism for more ...
we have not been able to find tuk tuks everywhere) we decided that we would
start walking towards home but keep an eye out as it was too far to walk all
the way and surely one would come past soon. But we walked and walked and there
was no sign, we continued one and decided that we would head to one of the main
Wats (temples) as we had the rest of the day and it looked closer on the map
than the hotel. Well we managed to get all the way ...
So this was quite an adventure. Firstly the journey there, public transport is not as reliable as in the UK or Austria (must remember that!). Train was an hour late, for no obvious reason. Then waiting for an hour for the next bus. Buses stop everywhere, literally anywhere. Bus stops are fully overrated. People tell the driver where to stop. Where as for me - non thai speaking - this was a bit more difficult. But I managed to get to the center. ...