I realize now that I had a pair of very hard days, I was starting to think that this trip was a waste of time and that I shouldn't be here and I wanted to go back to Barcelona, to spend the winter there with all my family and friends. Going to Mo Chit Station and dealing with all the hassle of the bus, the huge Weekend Market, the heat, the cold that didn't want to go away, all my bags, all the people... I just wanted to cry my heart out.
But I got on the bus and decided that before taking the decision I had to see other places, so I got to Sukhothai at 5 AM, and I had to take a taxi to the Guesthouse, which I didn't want to use but Sukhothai is small and it was still dark and I didn't even have a proper map, and he left me at this humble and gorgeous garden, Ban Thai Guesthouse. There wasn't anybody but the driver opened the fence and secured me inside. I sat in one of their chairs and waited for the owners while I watched the sunrise, only the roosters singing it... until the sound system of the village started to blast something that seemed a mix of a pop thai song for the elderly and a wake up call.
I felt better.
Even with what little sleep I had that night, I met with a friend and at midmorning we went to see the Old City of Sukhothai. We rented two bikes because it's a huge place, there wasn't a lot of tourists and a part of the place was upside down because they were preparing for Loi Krathong, and I loved every minute of the place.
I think I've never sweated that much in my life, the heat was extraordinary, but I also think the temple cured me. Well, and the calm, the gorgeous guesthouse, the humble room with no A/C, which is my personal nightmare, and sleep.
Now I'm in Chiang Mai, after another 6 hours in a bus, I have a hostel for three days and I would like to stay for three more, except the town is apparently full with the Loi Krathong. If we manage to find it we'll stay here until next week, if not, we'll see, I might try to look for a place more up north or decide to go down looking for some beaches. We'll see, that was one of the points of all this!