Sunday, February 19, 2012

Calator in Thailanda 24. Thailanda rurala, din songthaew / Traveller in Thailand 24. Rural Thailand, as Seen from the Songthaew

Si Satchanalai is situated on the Yom river valley, aprox. 60 km from Sukhotai. We went there (after our rich breakfast) by a songthaew, which we hired for 700 bht (17 euro) to take us there and back. It would have been cheaper by bus (from the new Sukhotai) but more complicated. Besides, the songthaew took us to every important objective in the park.

I want to show you the rural Thailand here, as we have seen it from the songthaew. A lot of old and new houses, banana  and cocos trees, flowers, rice fields. Gardens and fields worked by people. A lot of green. I liked it a lot!

La cca. 60 km de Sukhotai, pe valea raului Yom, se afla Si Satchanalai. Acesta este locul spre care ne-am indreptat dupa micul dejun copios de la pensiune. Initial, am mers in orasul nou Sukhotai pentru a lua autobuzul. Desi ne-ar fi costat mai ieftin, trebuia sa mai asteptam 45 minute pana la plecare si apoi, sa ne informam si sa fim foarte atenti cand va veni ultimul autobuz la poarta Parcului istoric (in jur de ora 17). Daca l-am fi pierdut, ar fi trebuit sa ramanem acolo. Pentru a nu ne stresa inutil, am negociat cu un songthaew de la autogara care, cu suma de 700 bht (17 euro), ne-a dus si ne-a adus inapoi, plimbandu-ne si prin parcul istoric si la alte obiective.
 spre autogara din Sukhotai
 drumul se intersecteaza cu cel spre aeroport
Ceea ce vreau sa va arat in postarea aceasta este peisajul thailandez rural, cu bananieri si cocotieri si cu diverse tipuri de case din lemn, cocotate pe stalpi. Unele sunt mai vechi, altele mai noi. Pe langa ele, flori. Orezarii. Gradini si campuri lucrate de oameni. Nu e circulatie prea mare pe soseaua bine intretinuta. Peisajul e mereu verde. Mi-a placut in mod deosebit o planta, careia i-am spus "colilie" desi probabil e altceva, care apare des pe marginea drumului si nu numai. Panasele ei albe se unduiesc in vant si creeaza un efect frumos. Cine e amator de seriale coreene, o va recunoaste. Dar mai bine va uitati la fotografii si trageti singuri concluziile.
Si Satchanalai e foarte mic. Un targ era in desfasurare pe marginea drumului. Dupa ce am trecut un pod, am ajuns la poarta Parcului Istoric, despre care va povestesc in postarea urmatoare.

16 comments:

joo said...

Very nice scenery and I love the greenery there! Fantastic trip!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joo!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

I had no idea what this countryside was like, a great insight into it. Sorry I've missed so many of your posts, I've a lot to deal with at the moment. I'll catch up with these before I post again. Looking

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, J_on_tour! It's great you visit here again! I know about your problems, I visited your posts, and I hope you will solve them soon.

Randy said...

Love the palm trees.

Life Ramblings said...

such a lovely and peaceful countryside. thanks for the free tour.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Randy, for your presence here.

Traveling Hawk said...

You are welcome, Life Ramblings!

mircea said...

Am un prieten care a plecat in Thailanda sambata si se intoarce vineri.Dupa ce am citit aproape toate descrierile tale cred ca voi putea purta linistit,fara probleme, o discutie despre aceasta tara.

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc pentru apreciere, mircea!

Helma said...

What do you see a lot on your travels and I'm quite occasionally a little envious .... hihi Well nice to be able to see all this in your blog as snuff because I still a bit of culture and history on. Thank you.

Greetings, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Helma, for your sincere opinion!

Kumiko said...

Wonderful photos!

They're so impressive that I felt as if I'm really traveling in Thailand.

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad you like them, Kumiko!

magda said...

I like so much your photos of country!!!
Green and beautiful homes!!!
Thank you for the nice trip!
Many greetings and kisses my dear friend!

Traveling Hawk said...

I liked very much the country landscape in Thailand but when I looked on other blogs for photos, haven't found them. So I put some here, may be other future travels will need to see them.