‘There’s not much to see in Sukothai’

Or at least that’s what the guide books say. As far as we’re concerned, nothing could be further from the truth. We’ve been here for four days and become a bit more adventurous with each day that passes. Today we hired a scooter and ventured out into the countryside

In the absence of a common language everyone we met was happy to nod and exchange a smile. Workers toiled in the fields in the almost unbearable heat preparing the soil, or harvesting and drying the crops of tobacco, chillies and rice

We ate lunch in a roadside ‘diner’ and were treated to soup and a chicken noodle dish, both of which were delicious.

The place did a roaring trade serving an eclectic range of customers with both ‘eat-in’ and ‘take-out’ meals. Perhaps the most unusual was the ladder salesman who joined us for lunch…..

What strikes you most is everyone’s happy, carefree nature, especially the kids. It’s good to see that you can still have fun rolling a kitten around in a basket. Who needs a PSP?

 

 

 

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