Visiting the Khmer-style temples of Ayutthaya

Visiting the Khmer-style temples of Ayutthaya

Heading for the ancient city of Ayutthaya After waking up, I take an extended breakfast. After all, there is a travel day ahead, a six-hour drive to Ayutthaya, an ancient city famous for its Khmer-style temples. The owner of the guesthouse is such an incredibly helpful lady: she drives me to the bus station, buys […]

Stress during the Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade

Stress during the Sukhothai Loy Krathong parade

A late start of the day My second day in Sukhothai. My plan to wake up early does not work out as intended. The alarm goes off at 6 o’clock, but I stay in bed a while longer. It is already past 8 am when I get up, and I will regret that during the […]

Traveling to Sukhothai historical park

Traveling to Sukhothai historical park

Hard time digesting my first Thai-Chinese breakfast Before I head off to the Sukhothai historical park, I order my very first Thai-Chinese breakfast, congee, a watery rice soup. Because of the slightly spicy herbs, I have a hard time to digest the meal; my – sober – stomach is accustomed to western food. Packed and […]

Annual Loy Krathong Festival

Annual Loy Krathong Festival

Gratitude to the goddess of water Some weeks ago it was time again for the Loy Krathong festival. This religious festival forms the annual gratitude of the Thai to the goddess of water – Mae Kong Ka, just after the rainy season. They thank this goddess for the abundant rainfall they received during the year because it brought […]