The crocodile farm was enormous. I believe them when they say they're the world's largest. I don't know how many crocodiles they have, but I would want to be far far away if something went wrong and all those animals got out. I heard crocodiles hiss for the first time - that was crazy. It's not a very scary sound but it sounds terrifying when it's coming out of an enormous lizard. They had a crocodile show and we also saw an elephant show.
This elephant painted a picture of flowers. After the show the elephants came into the audience to collect money with their trunks and put it in the trainer's pocket. It was amazing!
The ancient city was really cool. Most of the stuff they had was replicas of the originals. There wasn't a lot of English so Katie and I kind of had to figure things out/make them up on our own, but it wasn't too hard. There was a shuttle that would occasionally pick us up/drop us off so we didn't have to walk the entire way. They had about 100 things to see, so it's good we got to ride some of the time.
We had to wear long pants and cover our shoulders, which was unfortunate because it was hot. But that's how women have to dress when there might be a monk around. Bummer. We got to the palace early and had to wait. They let Thai people in earlier than foreigners, and Thai people don't have to pay either. It was nice to have a guide tell us all about this place. It was gorgeous. Garrett and Kyla arrived in the evening, and the 4 of us went to Chinatown to celebrate the new year. There were so many people! We waited for a parade to start for about 2 hours, and it turned out to be a 75 year old princess, and about 25 cars following her. Definitely not worth the wait.
Bringing a little Korea to Thailand :)
Congratulations on making it to the end of this blog! I'll write about the rest of the trip tomorrow.