Here is a story of one of the pleasures of taking under-planned trips...
Night #2 was spent in perfectly adequate, clean, quiet accomodation with decent air-con and hot water...all for 500 baht [about US$16]...the only thing missing was breakfast.
No problem, of course, as we had already found a place that offered breakfast just 50 metres away. So, at 0700 we showed up for breakfast, as arranged last night. There would be a short delay, as the Italian Coffee Machine was just warming up.
So, we wandered around. I noticed there was a sign saying this place offered rooms for rent as well as breakfast and bicycles for rent. We asked to see the accomodation...very comfortable with air-con, fans, hot water...breakfast included...bicycle hire included...off-road parking for Tim's limo...350 baht [about US11.00] per night.
We delayed our decision, pending the quality of the coffee and the breakfast.
The coffee was excellent!
While awaiting the cooked breakfast, many pleasant ladies began to arrive and make themselves busy with their cotton-weaving looms all around the table where we sat sipping our coffee. What a delight to observe...traditionally dressed ladies setting up their looms, smiling at us, chatting together, happy to explain what they were doing. This place is a sort of Artist's collective, specialising in the manufacture of cotton materials that are spun, dyed and woven on the premises...their speciality is Indigo dyeing.
The cooked breakfast was better than excellent!
We immediately booked their four-bed dormitory for 2 nights...they gave us the bicycle hire for free.
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