We're staying at a wonderful hotel about half an hour walk from the main city, which is fine with me - I can walk off all those spring rolls. Speaking of food, first plan on the agenda was find dinner, we'd read about a fantastic night market just north of the Old City. Blisters firmly plastered we headed off on foot down Th Huay Kaew to Th Mani Nopharat/Th Chang Pheuak. Oh my days! What a sight for sore, hungry eyes - every conceivable Thai food known to mankind was laid out, glistening, before our eyes. We shared several plates from different vendors, trying crispy duck with rice and pickled kale, pad Thai and pork with rice. Appetites sated and bellies full we started the long walk home, stopping at a random shopping mall meets night market en route to meet Superman in a phone box and buy me a bubble tea.
Next up on the itinerary was the Elephant Nature Park which I was very excited about. Part of the reason for choosing this particular park was because we'd found out it was very ethical and that they treated their elephants well. Thailand has a long history of animal cruelty and abuse, this is now changing, but there's still some way to go.