Ayutthaya. Thailand. Founded 1350. Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Take a day to scooter around the city and then break for some delicous pad thai noodles.
On the road to the end of the earth. What a journey it was to reach Ushuaia. Six long hours of rocky roads to cross through Chile and back into Argentina to finally reach our destination. We lost one hubcap and suffered a cracked windshield. Funny too because before we left I saw several cars had zip-ties on their plastic hubcaps. I wasn’t sure what these were for until we took this trip. Apparently lost plastic hubcaps on rocky roads are the norm.