Our first stop after Bangkok is Ayutthaya, which is well-known for its ancient temples. An old fashioned train with an amazing air conditioning system has brought us to our next destination for only 30 cents each!
Our ride through the green and never-ending fields was strategically interrupted from time to time by locals selling homemade food. Since we were still skeptical about street food we had prepared in advance, and we had bought some take away Pad Thai to fill our stomachs on the way.
Pad Thai is the “pizza” of Thailand. You can find it everywhere. It is made of rice noodles, eggs and vegetables. If you like you can choose between chicken or seafood, every version is delicious!
Ayutthaya has been so far my favourite city in Thailand. Maybe it is due to the difference with Bangkok, but I finally feel like being on holidays. We rented some bicycles to visit the numerous temple sites all over the town. The people are kind and friendly, and the ancient ruins are simply impressive.
After two days in Ayutthaya we have moved to Sukhothay, another city known for its temples. The difference between Ayutthaya is that here the temples are in the “outskirts” of the city: it is lovely to cycle in the countryside with the ruins all around you!
Despite my recent arrival, I have already developed an obsession for a dessert called “mango sticky rice” , which of course is made of mango and a rice which namely sticks together.
Here there are the best mangoes I’ve ever eaten in my life. They literally melt on your tongue. But what makes this dessert even more special for me is that this amazing sweet mango is served with rice cooked in coconut milk (sticky rice). And I simply love coconut🥥