I ended up with five days to spare and not wanting to spend them in Bangkok, just because the accommodation is expensive and it would mean being there nine days. Looking at the map Phetchaburi (Phetburi) was close and read reasonably interestingly so after much ado with arsehole Tuk-Tuk drivers I found myself sat on a train heading in that direction.
Monthly Archives: January 2012
It wasn’t until this year that I realised how much I enjoy and look forward to Christmas. Apart from the day itself and the element of being with family and friends there is also the build-up and the nice quaint anticipation that something different is happening, something that happens only once a year. I don’t think I could enjoy Christmas in many other countries other than England as I particularly missed the smells of things such as mulled wine and mince pies with the feeling of being wrapped up warm in a coat with a cold nose. In Thailand it was impossible to feel Christmassy no matter how many hotels had plastic Christmas trees it wasn’t the same and the feeling wasn’t there. We were lucky enough to have two friends visiting who were on a similar trail to us and so it made it a bit of an occasion.