What a fantastic day—No dog encounters, beautiful scenery, and the historic City of Ayutthaya. We are living the dream!
Every day is different, and this was no exception. Not a single dog encounter. Oh, they were all there, just laying docile on the road—perhaps we are starting to blend a little with our surroundings and they paid us no notice.
With overcast skies most of the morning it looked like it might rain but didn’t. We haven’t seen a drop of rain since arriving. We we’re so grateful for a break from the sun! We made it to our destination with fewer lemonade stops than usual.
Approaching Ayutthaya, we travelled alongside the Chaya Phrao River for some of the 75km. Omg! There was gorgeous, traditional looking Thai architecture lining both sides of the river and equally beautiful gardens. We noticed (as we have for several days now) that many properties had very large water reservoirs (ditches) in in front of their properties. Mamy were filled with water lilies, water hyacinths, and all sorts of various tropicals in bloom.
As we get closer to Bangkok we notice that the greenery is more lush. We are also beginning to see very large corporations and manufacturing facilities. There’s a lot of commerce going on in these parts,
We love flowering tropicals! Bougainvillea are in abundance and especially striking when they are mixed with multiple colours, all in bloom. Bananas are sprouting in trees, mangoes hang from branches. We are far from home, that’s for sure!
There are literally Wats in every town, and always impressive. Today we happened across a few that just made us stop pedalling, get off our bikes, and take in the spectacular elaborate details. Wow….just wow!
The Night Market in Ayutthaya was a feast. That, and many other experiences today are best described with pictures!