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Lopburi

Since I left home last June on my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures. As this blog is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. I also…

While Lopburi's top claim to fame may be its cheeky monkeys, a few other tourist draws are beginning to crop up, mainly centered around the town's beautiful rural surroundings. Rock climbing is a fledgling industry here, especially during the months of November through January when the town's famous sunflower fields are in bloom. In fact, many…

Monkeys

As I mentioned previously, Lopburi is most famous for its mischievous little town mascot, the monkey. There are a few other sights to see and things to do, but most people focus on macaque-spotting. The main attractions of Lopburi can easily be visited in a day. The oldest and most famous shrine in town, Prang Sam…

Departing Ayutthaya I made my way once again to the train station and purchased a 13 baht (just 40 cents!) ticket to my next destination: Lopburi. Lopburi is just two hours north of Ayutthaya and is another city visited frequently by day-trippers from Bangkok or by those traveling north to Chiang Mai. Once again I loved…

This week I said an emotional goodbye to Koh Tao and began the journey north to Chiang Mai. I've been visiting little towns in Thailand that I've always wanted to see and traveling by train the whole way. Traveling solo has been a challenge for someone like me who tends to be a bit introverted... especially…