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AYUTTHAYA

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we're in BGK now- after flying in last night from Chiang Mai.

[by the way, we're @ a crappy internet cafeand the space bardoesnt really work like it should - so pls have patience for deciphering the results of my ''great'' typing!!!]

today we went by train on a day trip to Ayutthaya. On the way there it only took 1h,on the way back:1.5h.And that was NOT a pleasant ride. I wont even mention the seats that make u want to stand for the whole ride. on top of that ,apparently Thai engineers(EVEN the ones who design the aircoditioned cars) have no consideration for the level of decibels coming out of those machines. There was some elementin our car(of course located RIGHT in front of our seat) that was making a TERRIBLE resonace/noise - to such a level that we were shouting 2 each other once we finally left that train. Oh well... ;luckily we fly everywhere else...

but Ayutthaya itself was cool. It used 2b Thai capital - and was full of ruins of temples and Buddha statues- similar to Sukhothai actually. We rented bikes again and were riding around

it was a bit of like being in the scouts - as we had to read the map and try to locate different ruins we wanted to go to (which they had TONS of there- spread around a very large area - with no clear signs - at least in English).We only went to like 10 ruins maybe. it was really fun,but it was VERY VERY hot today. and humid

haha, it was funny, because the ruins were on an island - and to get to it we had to take a small boat. A REALLY tiny boat - together with our 2 bikes,Which was a challenge - and resulted in bike-related injuries for both of us in the end ;). We'll live though :)

we're now in BGK

haha. and they are building a sky scraper next to our hotel. And the construction site was ''funny'' - as clearly they do not really care here about the SAFETY issues. The scaffolding was made of bamboo [we r talking the height of the 20th floor!] - and there were plenty of workers hanging on all sides of it - of course with no harnes or anything of the kind... Haha, and then we went to the hotel pool - which was located on top of our building - a few floors below the working guys. The construction workers have immediately noticed our arrival to the pool area - and somehow in a matter of seconds there were more and more of them there - to the point of forming a scaffolding-gathering ;). haha, it was so hilarious - Olga's biggest concern was the fact that they might fall off - as they were dangling down from the scaffolding observing what was going ;)

tomorrow morning off to Ko Samui (the island)

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OLGA'S PART

Dzien dobry :)

Tu znowu Bangkok. Spedzamy tu dwie noce. Przyleciaslysmy wczoraj poznym wieczorem, dzisiaj calodniowa wycieczka do Ayutthaya, a jutro rano lecimy juz na 4 dni na Ko Samui, gdzie bedziemy robic nic (oooo, przepraszam, bedziemy utrwalac opalenizne, wysypiac sie i popijac pyszne koktajle.... Czyzbym slyszala jeki zazdrosci?...).

Poniewaz posty moga byc subiektywne, chcialabym przyznac sie, ze osobiscie ciesze sie, iz skonczylysmy juz zwiedzanie. Jestem pelna wrazen i kolejne swiatynie czy ruiny odpowiednio mniej mnie zachwycaja. Biedna Marta musiala dzisiaj znosic moje jeki, ze moze juz skonczymy jezdzic od jednej zawalonej czedi do kolejnego Buddy bez glowy itd. Ayutthaya nie powalila mnie, miasto raczej male i blizsze Phitsanulokowi. Ruiny ladne, chociaz tym w Sukhothai nie dorownuja. Do Ayutthayi pojechalysmy porannym pociagiem z Bangkoku, a na miejscu wypozyczylysmy rowery (swoja droga to frajda tak zwiedzac na kolkach). I jezdzilysmy od jednej ruiny do drugiej. Upal byl niemilosierny, mysle, ze ok. 37 st.C i duza wilgotnosc. Oczywiscie spieklysmy sie. Bardzo ladnie odcinaja sie nasze szorty i bluzeczki ;-) Podroz powrotna byla dosyc ciezka; moge smialo powiedziec, ze zazylysmy lokalnego folkloru. Pokonanie 70 km zajmuje ponad 1,5 godziny, a wagon jest tak stary i rozklekotany, ze caly wpada w rezonans przy ruszaniu, powodujac halas trrudny do zniesienia. A do tego siedzenia przyprawiajace o bol kosci ogonowej.... Czy juz mowilam, ze kocham luksus? ;)

Poniewaz mieszkamy w pieknym hotelu, z basenem na dachu (na wysokosci 9 pietra), po powrocie udalysmy sie tamze. Ach, coz za przyjemnoscpatrzec z basenu na panorame nowoczesnego Bangkoku. Ale.... nasz spokoj zaklocili panowie budowniczy, siedzacy na wysokosci 20-go pietra budynku obok naszego hotelu. Panowie byli zachwyceni widokiem dwoch dziewczyn zazywajacych kapieli w dwuczesciowych kostiumach i zebrali sie komisyjnie w liczbie dziewieciu, aby nas obserwowac. Osobiscie bylam przerazona, bo panowie pracowali na bambusowych rusztowaniach, nie majac zadnego zabezpieczenia. SPiesze jednak doniesc, ze obylo sie bez ofiar, panowie popatrzeli, my odpoczelysmy basenie, a teraz zamierzamy pobuszowac po nocnym targu.

Musze jeszcze podzielic sie pewna refleksja. Podejrzewam, ze wzbudzi ona usmiech na twarzach meskiej czesci czytelnikow..... Zarowno w Bangkoku, jaki innych miastach Tajlandii, pelno Europejczykow, ktorzy przyjechali na "sex wakacje". Panowie wynajmuja dziewczyne na kilka dni i podrozuja z nia po kraju (i nie tylko podrozuja....). Przewazajaca czesc to faceci w wieku 50 - 60 lat, niekoniecznie atrakcyjni. Jaki jest w tym sens i przyjemnosc?..... Ech.... Bedewdziecznaza wytlumaczenie, bo moja naiwnosc jakos uniemozliwia mi pojecie tego wszytskiego.

Nastepny post juz z wyspy.....

Sciskamy!

Posted by Camerowska 19:54 Archived in Thailand

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