After a really niced chilled day in Bangkok yesterday, which won me round partially to the place, we headed out of the city again this morning. Our train to Ayutthaya was at 9.25, meaning we had a bit more time to sleep than, we had the last two days, but not exactly much! We seems to be getting better at this bartering lark, our tuk tuk/taxi cost seem to being going down constantly, something that we really needed to happen!!! Our budget was getting a bit stretched!!!
Our train was the most packed of any of them yet, and it got fuller and fuller as the stops went by, I ended up with my mahusive bag on my lap for about a hour and a half...not fun, Jade seemed to have a little better, but she was squeezed in between a couple of Thais!!! When we got to Ayu' at half 11 Jades bum was numb, mine was in a lot of pain!!!! but we got on our way and got the ferry over the small river in to the main town, and found a really nice guest house called tony's, which is, I can't really describe it other than really nice, a large, bar/restaurant area with large tvf screen, which is showing the Liverpool match atm (ooh dear Jussi had a Maiir!!!)
After a bit of sleep, after the build up of tiredness, we got some lunch and headed out in to the sun, planning to do the majority of the temples, of which there are a lot here tomorrow. We headed for the former palace, and national museum, which was fairly unimpressive, but nice enough. After that we carried on strolling around the town, which is lacking the amount of tourists of either Bangkok or Kanchanaburi, and having much more of a chilled out nature. On our walk we unintentionally found some of main attractions of the island, and did so at the most chilled (weatherwise) and beautiful (sunwise) time of the day. We chilled out at a temple, the one in the picture above, for about an hour, finally deciding that we should stop trying to do travelling, and actually enjoy whats happening to us, if that doesn't make sense to anyone, it does to us, and that'll do!!! There were very few people about, the sun was setting, and the insects or birds were giving a wonderful sound track, basically we could have stayed all night. However, a dog, who we assumed had rabies, scared us away, so we carried on on our walk. And found some temple ruins, which had one of the most iconic images of Thailand (apparently, because I hadn't even seen it untill I saw it on this website last week, but, if the Lonely Planet says so, then it must be true!!!) The Buddhas head surrounded by tree roots, its one of our picture on this site somewhere, but I couldn't really direct you to it's whereabouts because if I'm honest with you I have no idea, and I've seen the real thing, so I don't need to go searching for photos of it now!! ha
When we got thrown out because it was closing we headed back to the guest house, we got showered, and I started geting 'emotional' thinking about family, and friends while listening to the bloody Cranberries, I think I'll try and leave their music alone because I swear it's impossible to not think of emotional stuff when your listening to them. Whats that all about, do the Irish have a nack for twanging that emotional note or something, I mean it never happened if I heard Westlife, I think I'll stick to Superstar by Lupe Fiasco which seems to have turned in to this trips 'song' so far, we both sing the same line, and we don't know anymore!!! We shook hands and agreed that we will have learnt the whole song by the end of the trip, well, we've got long enough!!!
More temples tomorrow, OOh and we much appreciate the message board being filled keep it up, and feel very welcome to send emails and stuff, their neccesary relief from one another haha.