Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Sukhothai meaning 'the dawn of happiness' was the first capital of Siam (now Thailand). It was the capital for 200 years until the Ayutthaya Kingdom took over. Ayutthaya was then the capital for 400 years until 1767 when Burma invaded and destroyed both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. What is now left in both cities are strangely beautiful [...]

China: The Great Wall

China: The Great Wall

On Wednesday morning we arrived in Beijing, the first stop on our travels, and yesterday we ventured to The Great Wall. The Great Wall of China runs east-to-west for 21,196 km across the north. It was primarily used as defence against invaders, but has also been used as border control for trade and immigration. Some of the wall [...]