Sat 29 Sep 2007 - Sat 29 Sep 2007 35 °C
In the morning we went to the Historical Park - on our bikes we got from our hotel
The park was beautiful. Sukhothai was an old capital of the first Thai kingdom - which lasted through the 11th-12th century. The park comprised mostly of ruins - of old temples, Buddha images etc. It was gorgeous. Full of green trees and old brick ruins, all reflected in many ponds.
we took many pictures
unfortunately, at the computer in our hotel I can only connect my little camera - so only the pictures Olga took today will be uploaded (haha, and as a consequence: they are mostly pictures of ME). I was taking pics with the big camera - but I guess you will have to wait for them... Also on the ones with Olga in them I'm afraid....
Today it also rained during the day - for the 1st time that we r here in Thailand (and it was supposed to be monsoon season ?!) - it had rained before, but that was always either in the early morning when we were still sleeping, and once when we were at an internet cafe. In short: this was the 1st rain that actually caught us outside. But it was fun as well. It started in a second. And before we knew it, it was a REAL heavy rain. Luckily there were plenty of those little roofed places in the park so we could find shelter
It was also beautiful to see
and 30 min after the rain began, the sun started shining again (very strongly actually) - haha, so we began changing color
oh yes. we have (yet again...) overdosed on food for lunch. and spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool.
in the evening will go back to the park - to see some special light show that they will b holding tonight (we were lucky, as it's supposedly special and only this weekend).
by the way. our hotel serves THE best dishes we have tried in Thailand so far. Our favorite: fried young coconut with shrimps & another one: prawns in black pepper sauce, mmmm
Zgodnie z zapowiedzia dzisiaj zwiedzalysmy park historyczny w Sukhothai, co zajelo nam ok. 4 - 5 godzin. Park sklada sie z ruin swiatyn i posagow Buddy pochodzacych z XI - XII w. Bardzo to wszystko malownicze - ruiny z czerwonej cegly, na tle licznych stawow, palm i kwitnacych drzew oraz blekitnego nieba. Mamy to oczywiscie uwiecznione na zdjeciach, bo trudno bylo dzisiaj przestac fotografowac. Przyjemnosc zwiedzania byla tym wieksza, ze miedzy kolejnymi zabytkami podrozowalysmy rowerem Ok. godz. 11:00 zlapal nas deszcz (dopieropo raz pierwszy podczas naszego pobytu "stanal nam na drodze", a przeciez jest pora deszczowa!), wiec mialysmy przymusowa, aczkolwiek bardzo przyjemna przerwe na ok. 45 minut. Zaczelo padac doslownie w ciagu sekundy i od razu bardzo intensywnie, a gdy przestalo - zaraz pojawilo sie slonce. Czy mozecie wyobrazic sobie to wilgotne upalne powietrze?....
Ok. 14:00 glodne i spalone sloncem dotarlysmy do hotelu, zjadlysmy przepyszny lunch (kawalki smazonego mlodego kokosa oraz krewetki w sosie pieprzowym z ryzem jasminowym) i poszlysmy na sjeste na basen.
Niebawem wyruszamy ponownie do parku historycznego, gdyz ma tam byc jakis pokaz swiatel i muzyki na tle ruin. Moze byc pieknie. ALe o szczegolach napiszemy juz jutro
Jutro rano lecimy do CHiang Mai (z przesiadka w Bangkoku)