Trip Start Jan 23, 2006
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Where I stayed
The Lopburi Inn Resort
It was a pleasant ride on a newly tarmaced road. The mountainous region approached us in the distance. We hadn't decided where we would stay in Lopburi, just the fact that we would rest there for at least two nights.
Small monkeys roam freely around the streets of the city, which was a lot larger than we had expected. Only eaten a small pad Thai and a few pot noodles in the previous two days we were eager to find a full English. We rolled into Lopburi at around 10 in the morning
After following some signs to a hotel we eventually came across the London Steak House, we were in business. Run by a British ex-copper with his Thai wife of 39 years he offered us the works, which was just what we were looking for. He recommended a few hotels in the area, but we had already had one in mind, but were undecided whether we could justify the 900 bahts fee.
He directed us to the hotel which was another 5km to the east of the city, and after negotiating the 900 baht fee to include buffet breakfast we decided that it was time for some over indulgence. The Lopburi Inn Resort has a large swimming pool which is probably its most attractive feature. The rooms are clean and spacious but rather plain, we were disappointed not to have Star Movies or Star Sports and had to settle for Hollywood Classics with a poor reception. We spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and trying out some new varieties of pot noodles.
On Sunday we went to revisit the monkeys that we had passed the previous day. We had been planning to use public transportation from now on, as we made our way towards the Lao border. Unfortunately this is not to be the case and we will have to continue by bike to Sara Buri which is about 50km east, and pick up the train from there on Monday evening.