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Thailand – Sukhothai

Lots of Wat's

semi-overcast 29 °C

We headed further north for another historic site at Sukhothai. The guesthouse here had a great restaurant area with a pool table where we relaxed for the evening. Dan could smell inviting aromas coming from the kitchen and decided he was very hungry. Our host at the guesthouse appeared shortly after and showed us the snack she had made for her family.

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Yep, those are crickets!

I asked for a photo and we were offered some. Dan, as always, jumped at the opportunity.

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He describes them as delicious and crispy, but would prefer them without the wings which are a little hard to swallow! It’s worth a note that the local Sukhothai dishes (with chicken) are really good, if you get here, try them!

The historic park/old town here is located about 14km from the new town so the obvious choice as usual was scooter rental. We were very impressed with Sukhothai, the whole historic area has been made into one big park scattered with old temples.

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Having come here after Ayutthaya, the ruins here are actually better preserved and in a nicer setting. This made the photo taking a lot easier!

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We had the scooter so were able to go further for some sightseeing. I wasn’t too concerned about getting lost with the retro colour scheme today!

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We may have taken a detour as we often do and found ourselves exploring dirt tracks possibly unnecessarily. But we found a few more photographic sights.

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With some time to spare in the afternoon we thought it was finally time for a traditional Thai massage. I (Tanya) had been putting this off for a long time, you see, I have this disability – I hate massages! Anyway Dan and I sat back for a pleasant foot rub, well pleasant until my toes were being pulled out of their sockets! Then the rest was pretty well a disaster for me, either too ticklish or painful, I found it hard to sit still. Our massuist’s found my disability quite entertaining saying something like ticka-ticka (meaning ticklish) and decided to swap, so that the firm lady went to Dan to work him over while I tried to restrain my laughter. My massage finished 10 minutes early being an obvious lost cause. Well I’ve tried it now!

We were taken back to the local bus station by the local form of transport where we hopped on another bus for a few hours ride further north

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Final thoughts:
Tanya – Sukhothai was a great little town. I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Daniel – I liked it here even more than Ayutthaya. Maybe having a scooter rather than the bicycles was the saving grace... Nah, this place would have been better even on bikes!

Posted by dbgomes 03.06.2012 23:37 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand round_the_world

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Lovely pics enjoy rest of trip we are having a great time see in August Lots of Love Nannie and Grandad oxoxo

08.06.2012 by AD Gordon

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