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  • Day13

    Catch up Day in Sukhothai

    November 28, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    First sleep-in morning in Thailand, no alarm set. Woke around 8:30am, found travel journal app, started catch up blog in bed. Need to book 2 extra nights w. Jim. On the way to reception, met Jean-Jacques and Anna (live south of London, met each other in Pai, and have known Jim for 20yrs). They suggested to ask Jim about a really good massage at local temple/primary school. Breakfast at guesthouse. Mainly western food available. 2 omlettes, 30THB each. Booked massage w. Jim 250THB ea for 1&1/2h and transport at 11:30am. Walked into town to get laundry done. Bubble tea place on the way, taro bbt for 40THB. Found place for laundry 80THB, ready at 5pm. Walked back to JJGuesthouse for massage - best massage we’ve had in Thailand - attentive, firm massages! Dropped off at guesthouse and napped for M. Z blog and downloaded map for India, map out accom in Varanasi, mapped out temples in old Sukhothai for day trip tmrw. Lunch at market/canteen nearby - tried Sukhothai noodle soup and omelette pad Thai. Found cafe nearby to do paperwork - pay November house bills, credit card bill, msg friends, call Heather, plan old town day trip tmrw, update blog. Headed back for chill at guesthouse and update blog. Out for dinner at one of vendors in many markets.. seemed like every street had a market! M found a vendor selling street doughnuts 😂! 2 timbits (1THB ea) + 1 custard filled doughnut (5THB ea). Also tried waffle with corn ordered, lady added thai golden egg yolk threads as bonus - asking 15THB, gave 20THB. Headed to canteen again for dinner, smiley Phitsanu (named after Phitsanulok where he was born) waved hello with big smile - had great chat! He is an English teacher but he became our Thai teacher! Thai: Ging - talented, plaa - fish, ka paow moo krop - crispy pork with rice, nam - water, sai kai - with egg, tah-lin - cheeky, Khao Khai jiaw moo sap -rice w omelette with minced pork. Said goodbye and walked to bridge for dinner. Had pad see eew and ka paow moo krop. Headed back to guesthouse and ran into Jean-Jacques and Anna heading out for a drink. Chatted for a while and headed back for early night. Waking at 5:15am tmrw for an early start to see ruins in old city - before tourist rush. Filled out forms to hire scooter from Jim tomorrow morning (250THB for the day) then bed.Read more

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