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Day 5 Cycling with Elephants

Today I cycled around an elephant. It was pretty awesome. Here is Dan with the dodgy bikes.

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We rented bikes for the day and I was lucky enough to have breaks on mine. As we cycled through the town and locals gave us thumbs up from their street stalls, we past giant gaudy tributes to the King and ancient temple ruins. I couldn't help but think 'This is more like it, this is what we've been saving for'

It was then made even better when we went around a corner and found ourselves cycling alongside an elephant. We stopped on a corner and took the opportunity for a selfie with some tourists.

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Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, when we stopped for lunch at a market we found the elephant pen in which tourists where crowded round watching elephants 'dance' to a Fatman Scoop remix. Needless to say we moved on quickly.

On returning to our bikes Dan realised that he'd lost the key to the padlock the hostel had loaned us. After a needle in a haystack attempt at finding the rusty key, hacking at it with bricks and considering retuning to the hostel to confess. In a stroke of Dexter inspired genius Dan picked the lock with a bit of wire.

We got another 3rd class train to our next stop Lopburi where we had £1.60 steak dinners on the street. Dan is adamant that seeing me with a monkey on my head/me being mugged by a monkey is all he wants for Christmas this year so watch this space.

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Posted by vincerb 04:13 Archived in Thailand

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