A Day in Ayutthaya


At the train station

I had always wanted to visit the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya.  It has been on my bucket list for years & I was finally going to get to see it!

I took the 9 am train from Bangkok a journey that took 2 hours.  Once I got there I took a Tuk Tuk to my hostel as I had no idea where it was.  But, if you are staying within the city, I recommend you take the ferry across the river as its only 5 baht & the city is small enough that most things are within walking distances.

Seeing the small & charming city of Ayutthaya it was hard to imagine that in 1770, it was the largest city in the world with a population of 1 million people.

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The Sun’s War on Bikes Continues

At times I imagine that The Sun’s editorial board brainstorm sessions are centered around “Things We Hate” followed by “Things We Are Offended By”.   As June is Bike Month The Sun has inevitably launched its blitzkrieg on Enemy #1 – Bikes, people who ride them, the “bike lanes” they ride on & the politicians who support them.

To kick off this years Bike Month, The Sun has published a lovely piece by Mike Strobel (the guy with “off beat views”) entitled Happy $#@%$& Bike Month!

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