Thailand Day 5 – “Thailand – Burma” Railway

This is a diary of December 31, 2012.

Departed at 8:00 from Bangkok and arrived at Kanchanaburi at 11:10.

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Kept riding the train,then arrived at Nam Tok at 2:05.
The returning train departed there very soon at 2:15pm.

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Came back to River Kwai at 4:45.

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Took a local bus at 6:00 which arrived at 8:15 at north terminal in Bangkok city.

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The first scam attempt rejected. On the way back to the hotel by taxi in the night, I noticed the driver took different route and I pointed it out. He said something in Thai, which I did not understand at all.

He asked 130 bahts, but I paid only 100 and explained the reason why I paid so in Japanese because he didn’t understand English. He said “I dont know” in English. So, I am sure he did it in purpose. I knew the map around the area since I took the similar route yesterday. But if this was the first day in Bangkok, I would have not noticed it.

Thailand Day 4 – Sukhothai

I am so lazy. This is the first post since January this year. I do not believe you remember what my last post was about. I do not remember either.

Okay, let’s take a look at the post on January 20. It was about my year end trip in Thailand. I am very ashamed to restart this travel blog after such long break, but should finish it anyways.

On December 30th, 2012, I departed in the morning and headed to Sukhothai old city, where I could not get to on the previous day.

A bus from New City to Old City
A bus from New City to Old City

 

The sticker on the rental bike showed it was registered in Japan.
The sticker on the rental bike showed it was registered in Japan

 

Beautiful heritage park
Beautiful heritage park

Beautiful with blue sky. I am thankful to the fine weather.

Middle in Sukhothai
Middle in Sukhothai

The buddhas are spread wide in the area, so you need a bicycle or take a cab to see them.

Wat Sri Chum is shy behind the walls. Wat Saphan Hin is on the hill.
Wat Sri Chum is shy behind the walls. Wat Saphan Hin is on the hill.

Foods always make my day.

The second lunch in New City
The second lunch in New City

Flew back to Bangkok in the evening. The airport located outside the city was surprisingly pretty with lots of flowers and nice atmosphere like a resort hotel.

Sukhothai Airport was like a  resort hotel
Sukhothai Airport was like a resort hotel