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So off the bus, 4am, we need digs. The holy bible that is my Lonely Planet South East Asia book (its been a genuine life saver so far) noted about a dirt cheap guesthouse called Ban Thai. The place was an abosulte gem. Clean, well maintained and the best night sleep we have had so far. There was 6 small bungalows/wigwam type huts all in a small circle round a lovely garden with ponds full of fish, it was great and a big ...
Day three - It's 2015!
It wasn't an early wake up call, in fact it was probably one of our longer lay ins!
We didn't venture far, the town had a sleepier feel to it today, or maybe that was just us projecting our sleepiness onto it! So we took the opportunity to do a bit of reading up on the places and journey that lay ahead of us, sorting out a few travel arrangements.
The day passed without notable event and before we knew it, ...
... the money. So I did just that.
I cycled up to the north and am so pleased I had as walking would of taken over an hour, it was easily a 25minute cycle. I purchased a ticket then was greeted by a beautiful standing Buddha, it was stunning.
There are two temples on the north that are well worth a trip, that's Wat se Chum and Wat Phra Phra Laung ( can you find them on the map?) he he he.
As I cycled around I noticed how green it was, palm trees and ...
... bit lucky, as it was cloudy the whole day. Still hot, but at least I did 't have to deal with the sun. Optimistic I headed off for the northern part. Well, to my surprise it cointained only one ruin, a nice one, but only one. But I read something about a big sitting buddha statue? Have I managed to miss it? That would have been very very impressive. So I cycled towards the next section, and there I saw sign about another ruin, and just followed some other cyclists. And here I found ...
... in Skyfall, only helped to increase its charm. It wasn't long before we were back on bikes and heading to the city for the evening; the route in was next to the river so was pretty calm with limited navigation required! Parking up in a market before walking the streets to see what was about, we soon came across Dream Cafe, something referred to on our map of Sukhothai (along with key things like police station, hospital etc) and a passing Tuk-Tuk ...