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Ayuthaya and Thai Toilets

Wow, I can’t believe that we’ve officially been on our trip for a week!  So far we’re off to a good start.

We left Kanchanaburi in the morning, en route to Ayuthaya, the old Thailand capital.  It was a 4 hr ride on 2 local buses, but the ride was quite pleasant with the windows open and the breeze coming in from all sides.  Once in Ayuthaya, we wanted to secure a place to sleep, so we went straight to the PU Guesthouse, one of the budget guesthouses recommended by the Lonely Planet.  The rooms are modest, but clean and comfortable, and for $10 we couldn’t really ask for more. 

On top of that, the bathrooms had a REAL flushing toilet, which was not the case in Kanchanaburi.  For those of you who’ve traveled through SE Asia, you know what I’m talking about.  For those who have no idea, by “real flushing toilet” I mean the kind that does NOT have a little bucket on the side where you flush down your business by throwing buckets of water into the toilet until the nasty bits disappear.  Now let me tell you an interesting, if not bizarre, tidbit about myself.  When I go number 2, I NEVER look.  I mean it, I never do it.  It’s been about `10 years since I last saw my number 2, and to be at a place where you inevitably come face to face with what goes down is quite a challenge for me.  So far, I’ve managed to do that with my eyes closed, believe it or not, but I know that the day will come where I will have to do it, but for now, I’m trying to postpone as long as possible.

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5 Responses

  1. BLECH!

    I believe there was an entire (and lengthy) conversation about whether one looks or doesn’t look at his/her number 2 on one of our bike/wine trips. If memory serves, you and I were the ONLY two who DON’T look among you, me and a few males (who I’ll leave nameless because I’m nice, but I think they’d proudly say they look so maybe it doesn’t matter if I named them).

    It should be noted that it was the males who started the converstation in the first place, while you and I just wanted it to end.

    Miss you guys!

  2. BLECH!

    I believe there was an entire (and lengthy) conversation about whether one looks or doesn’t look at his/her number 2 on one of our bike/wine trips. If memory serves, you and I were the ONLY two who DON’T look among you, me and a few males (who I’ll leave nameless because I’m nice, but I think they’d proudly say they look so maybe it doesn’t matter if I named them).

    It should be noted that it was the males who started the converstation in the first place, while you and I just wanted it to end.

    Miss you guys …

  3. I like to study mine.

  4. So funny!

  5. If you guys have kids, you will have to look at theirs. Kids are fascinated by poo! 🙂

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