A quote from Joy, our lovely host at U-Baan hostel in Bangkok. We decided to check out Sukhothai anyways in search of a small town change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and to break up the trip to Chiang Mai. Turns out, we loved the place! Although there wasn’t a heck of a lot
going on outside the ruins in the Old City (which made up the kingdom that became Thailand today), we stayed at a great little guesthouse and had our own room and bathroom to ourselves, which is a luxury these days! The town provided a great feel for life in the country of northern Thailand. The guesthouse also served a free American breakfast, complete with fried eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit, a welcome change from the pad thai breakfasts we were accustomed to in Bangkok.
We loved Joy and she had plenty of great advice for us. However, our experience in Sukhothai has encouraged us to not be afraid to go against some advice and maybe make a few random stops every now and then. We’ll probably screw up and go to some awful places a few times, but what the hell, that will make us appreciate the good ones.