Well, it's finally happened. It's the last day of our trip, it's all over, as i knew it would be. We are now in Bankok and for our last night of fun we have to go to bed early as we have to be up at 03.30 to catch our flight at 07.45.
For our last week we decided to get away from the beaches and try a bit of culture for a change, which did us the world of good. We went slightly north of Bankok to the town of Kanchanaburi and the river Kwai. There we saw some amazing waterfalls with several tiers of pools in which to swim, as long as you don't mind being nibbled by the fish. We had a little bamboo rafting trip down the river, though actually we swam most of the way and visited part of the railway built by the POW's, where many of them sadly perished. And, of course, we visited the famous bridge over the river Kwai. on the way to Kanchanaburi we had the good fortune to meet a very nice Thai/dutch man who owned a swanky reasort just out of town on the river. The resort had only been open two weeks and he was desperately seeking customers so he said we could stay there on the cheap. An offer we couldn't refuse. Although not quite the 5 star he was selling it as, it was very luxurious by our standards and we really had to drag ourselves away from the poolside to our next destination, Ayutthaya and the temples.Â Only 1 hour north of Bankok, Ayutthaya wasÂ once the capital of Thailand for a time before it was raised to the ground by the Burmese.Â The old townÂ is full of beautiful ancient wats and statues of Buddha of which we we did a whistle stop tour by bike. We stayed a lovely guesthouse which was a traditional Thai wooden house over looking a lotus pond and run by a delightful old lady who had been born and brought up there. We were very sorry to have to leave this afternoon for Bankok.
So, that's the last blogalog and the end of our adventures, appart from the impending, gruelling journey home. Hope you've all enjoyed it and we are very much looking forward to seeing those of who we will see very soon, very soon.Â Â
We should be arriving, for those of you who don't know and would like to, on Saturday 28th at 19.10 at London Heathrow.
Â Lots of love Emma and Lucynda xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx