11.08.2010 35 °C
We enjoyed a wonderful last week at the orphanage, though it was very sad to leave. We spent our final week teaching in the mornings and with the babies and Nim in the afternoons. The staff at the orphanage were lovely and sent us a goodbye and thank-you photograph of us each with a special little girl, Pireen, whom happily played with us for hours during our stay, after we left (will upload to our photo gallery) and we will miss her and the other children very much.
We travelled from Pattaya to Bangkok on Sunday by Thai bus (much cheaper way to travel, around $1.20 each for the 3 hour journey and decided to stay in Peachy Guesthouse (photo in gallery).
On monday we had an early start as a minibus picked us up at 7am and we went on a full day excursion to a Flosting Market, Tiger Temple and the Bridge over the River Kwai. This was a brilliant day: the floating market was very exciting as we sat in a very small rowing boat and travelled up a small river with shops on either side selling all kinds of souveniers and there was an opportunity to get off and hold a Cobra (we both politely declined) and stayed safely in the boat as far away from the Cobra as possible! The tiger temple was wonderful, we got to play with the tiger cubs and stroke the big tigers and they roamed freely around the temple with other animals such as buffalos.
The bridge over the River Kwai was breathtaking and we got to take some great snaps!
Yesterday we made our own way (by boat) to see the Golden Temple and Standing Buddha which were both fantastic.
Today we have arrived in Cha-am, a pleasant little fishing village with only one main street. We're enjoying the peace and quiet here before making our way tomorrow down south to the islands!
Love to all and will write again soon,
Lis and Sar xxx