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Is it just me or does every country have an “old capital” that for whatever reason they decided to change. In Vietnam it was Hue. It China, it was Xi’an (check this) and in Thailand it’s Ayutthaya.
Vicky and I arrived here via bus and I immediately didn’t feel like doing anything. It was hot, we had woken up early for probably the 5th time in a row (no one told me that traveling would have so many wake ups between 7 – 8AM), and the main attraction here was temples, which we’d seen 101 times before.
Construction began at both ends at once in 1942 using the labor of 80,000 POWs and 180,000 Asian laborers. By the time the railway was completed in late 1943, 90,000 Asian laborers and 16,000 allied POWs had died due to the horrific living and working conditions.
Beautiful temple complex in Ayutthaya Thailand.
After a quick bus ride from Bangkok Vicky and I arrived in Kanchanaburi, where we decided to take a tour of the seven waterfalls at the beautiful Erawan National Park.
Surprise, surprise – Vicky was determined to see all seven waterfalls no matter how much walking it was or how little time we had. The park is really pleasant and despite a few Russian tour groups, not overly crowded. They all manage the litter very well, which is a plus in South East Asia.
After a full month in Myanmar without a single cooking class I was excited to get back to Thailand to take a class at the Blue Elephant Cooking School. Over the past few months I’ve taken many different cooking classes but without a doubt this one stands out from the rest.
After my first Thai cooking class at the Silom Thai Cooking School I was craving for more. There was no way I could leave Thailand with only one cooking class under my belt. For a change of scenery I figured why not combine a few…
During our trip Dave has been dreaming about renting a motorbike and freeing us from the buses, taxis and tuk tuks we have to take on a regular basis. Being the paranoid and distrusting person that I am, I deemed every location we had been in too dangerous and risky for a first time motorbike lesson.
After 4 months of traveling, the longest I had ever gone without seeing my family, my parents came to visit.
Before we even got to Thailand I already knew I was going to be taking multiple cooking class. Thai food, after all is one of my favorites and there was no way I was leaving the country without a handful of recipes mastered.