This should be a kinda short one, just my last day in Kanchanaburi for my bus to leave that night and I just spent the whole day wandering through the less touristy part of town.
As you walk around town you pass shops with this incredible smell wafting out of them. The shops themselves don’t look like much, more like a garage than a bakery, but they smell like waffles, or fresh ice cream cones. They’re make with coconut (isn’t everything?) and they have a couple of different varieties, some flavored with mango or durian. I couldn’t tell the difference between them, so I just chose the ones in the orange packaging. As far as I can tell, they’re the plain coconut ones. They’re like and not too sweet, a good breakfasty-snack. I’m sure they’d be great with coffee, if you’re into that kind of thing.
And if you were worried all I eat is junk food, don’t be! Because coconut ice cream is healthy!
A couple of chip varities: hot chili squid flavor, namtok hotpot, and nori seaweed. Pretty sure Lay’s doesn’t market these in the States.
The bus was super plush, and they gave us food and drinks and water. The seats reclined almost the way back. It’s a 10 hour trip, overnight, and it cost 820 baht ($23) There was another, less plush bus next to us in the bus station, which was making the same trip. It was filled with Thai people, whereas my bus was almost all foreigners. I’m sure the other bus was cheaper, but when I bought my ticket, they didn’t give me a choice.
Luckily they turned the disco lights off not long after leaving the station. I put on my eye mask and neck pillow (I apologize to all of the people who I have been mocking in my head for years, they’re totally worth looking dorky over!) just slept the entire ride. In Chiang Mai now and about to go exploring. Full day cooking class with a trip to the market and playing with elephants to come!