On day three Sarah and I decided to escape the crowds of Bangkok and catch a train to Ayutthaya, an hour and a half trip.It was at the train station that I experienced my first “squat” toilet, and was surprised when a package of tissues was offered to me for purchase as I entered the stall. I was grateful when I saw that toilet paper was not commonly used in Thailand. Instead the job was done with a bowl of water for rinsing, which often missed the toilet and accumulated into puddles on the floor!
At Ayutthaya we hired a “tuktuk” for the day and did a tour of the many Buddhist temples (Wats).
Now that I’ve become a better photographer and more observant traveller, I’d love to do this trip again. Unfortunately, I didn’t make notes of the temple names. I’ve managed, I think, to identify some of them from internet pictures, but if anyone cares to help me out with accuracy, it would be appreciated.
Sarah sure looks a lot like you, Judy. She looks lovely, warm and wholesome. The school children seem to wear mostly white clothing on their upper half and white socks. Interesting. All smiling and happy.
Thanks for your interesting comments, Helen. Sorry I’ve taken so long to respond. I had a few busy and difficult weeks and had no time for blogging. I’ll write to you to explain. Hope you enjoy the rest of the journey. 🙂