The Grand Riverside Hotel
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- Free parking
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... or so it appears, and I am back on the bed.
Have lunch in the room then watch Lewis Hamilton win the US Grand Prix at the weekend. Spend a while catching up with the BBC news.
Jai goes out for coffees about 15:00 then at 16:30 we go for some noodles to eat.
Not looking forward to the long bus journey tonight as with todays record so far something has surely to go wrong.
We check-out at 17:45 and tuk-tuk back out to the ...
... is to high tail it out of BK and head north to the border to cross into Laos. I sussed out the night trains and I could have got one that got me into Chiang Mai at like 4 in the morning, horrible hour, so instead I've opted to get a train to Phitsanulok, a popular halfway town on the way, that way it breaks the journey up a bit, its still 8 hours by train though, but just glad to get the hell out of Bangkok.
... Sukothai. So we had the place to ourselves almost.
It's a fairly sizeable city. Nice to walk (or geocache) down by the river and there are a few temples. My favourite was Wat Ratburana which has King Rama V's boat where you can crawl the length of the carpet underneath, for luck, as well as a lucky tree and fortune sticks. I preferred the tranquility of this temple compared to the much larger and more visited Wat Phra ...
... great. Just sitting there and taking it all in but pretty soon Liz's condition deteriorated and 8 hours seemed like a very long time. Administered all the first aid I could but it just seemed to be one of those things you have to ride out and a trains not a very comfortable place to do that. Unfortunately only I was able to appreciate the amazing sunset across the paddy fields and all the crazy wildlife including hundreds of huge ...
... Why won't you just shut up! You Monkey mind -SHUT UP!
(To be clear this is only an abstract of what was actually going on in my mind. Simply MADNESS!)
2 days of wanting to RUN! and HIDE! No one should know about this - not even myself. But then it came to me "WAIT! Why run away?! To go and hide? Where? There is not such a place where you can hide from yourself. So don't be a fool. Accept you can't run away from ...