I arrived in Sukhothai today – it was only about an hour away. I rented a bike and rode around the old or ancient part of the town. It is really hot here, but it is suppose to get cooler at night.

Bushfires are raging across the north of Thailand, and it looks like there is no rain in sight. They are giving residents face masks to help stop breathing in the smoke, which is causing a lot of problems for people with respitory problems.

I am thinking of going across to Mae Sot tomorrow and then heading Bangkok. It is a bit disappointing because I really wanted to chill out for a week or so in Chiang Mai. I was then planning to go on to Laos, but I think I will skip that for now – head back to Bangkok and then go to Thailand’s eastern islands. From there it is an easy trip over to Cambodia.