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Autthaya, ho!

Last weekend brought me on several cool adventures, and I thought I would share the most photogenic here. On Sunday I took a trip up to the old capitol, Ayutthaya. The city lies just north of Bangkok, about two hours by the slow third class train. The trip costs 20 baht (about $0.70) each way, and is oftentimes filled to standing capacity with Thai people commuting to the city for work and tourists headed to and from the historic destination. Here is a picture of the inside of the train the day that I went: Autthaya has grown and remains relevant and is today a moderately-sized city with many modern buildings and permanent residents. The remnants of the old city, which you can see in my pictures below, are scattered throughout the new city. To give you a good idea of the distance, the best way to get around would definitely have been by bicycle. Due to my exceptional planning discipline, I did a lot of walking that day. The city was founded circa 1350, …