Thailand on the Cheap
Budget Travel Tips and Articles
Thailand doesn’t need my praise to attract travelers. Just Google image search the country and you’ll immediately want to be there. Their world-famous beaches, the laid-back north, the temples, the food, the bloody monkeys! I’ll always remember Thailand as the place that I first saw wild elephants.
We lucked out in Ayutthaya. We arrived on the weekend and they were holding their annual World Heritage Fair celebrating their status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fair is usually held in December, but due to the major flooding that devastated Ayutthaya it was postponed until we arrived!
Two facts about Thailand: 1) The mattresses are hard. 2) Cheap massages are available everywhere. Perhaps the mattress people are in cahoots with the massage people. I don’t know, but I do know that after 20 days in Thailand it was time for me to get a full body Thai massage.
It was easy-peasy to get from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. We hopped on the 7:50am train from Thonburi Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi station). The train is a comfortable and easy way to travel in Thailand, but don’t wear your best clothes as all the windows are open and it can get a little smokey and fumey. Make sure you consult the man in seat 61.