This week I made my way back down to the heart of Thailand after my extended exploration up North. En route I stopped for two days in the ancient capital of Sukhothai, which I’ve been wanting to visit since my trips to Ayutthaya and Lopburi last year. Then I made my way to Bangkok, from where I write you now. Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in the world, and it feels like home to be back here. Last night I checked out the Talad Rot Fai night market and it melted my heart — vintage wares, painfully hip people, and tons of delicious street food to snack on. Can’t wait to post more about it!
Tomorrow, I have a flight booked to the Philippines. Can we be real for a minute here? I’m kind of in panic mode here — to the point that I’m not sure I’m going to get on that plane. Am I really ready to leave Thailand? I’m really torn, going back and forth every minute –and it’s a horrible feeling. Do I want to explore somewhere new, stay put somewhere fabulous and familiar, or what the heck — go travel to Vietnam or Cambodia or Laos and see all the bits I missed last time. I guess you’ll see from next week’s Photo of the Week what I decided to do!
I loved the gold painted nails on many of the Buddhas in Sukhothai — I’d never seen them on that scale anywhere else in Thailand.
This hilltop wat was the perfect place to watch the sun set.
This Buddha in Wat Sri Chum made the entire trip to Sukhothai worthwhile — I did not want to tear myself away.
More images from the historical park.
Some of the goods on sale at the Talad Rot Fai market.
Another colorful display at the market.
Exotic snacks on display at the market, photo on the right snapped by Wes.
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