It was an intimate travel, just the driver and 2-3 "car-mates", something that I was wary at first - I was expecting a van full of strangers. It was ultimately rewarding. On our way to the Ayutthaya Temples some 2 hours north of Bangkok, we stopped at an unnamed town whose main attraction is an elephant farm. For just 200 baht (PhP 270), one can get a ride on an elephant. I didn't want to make a spectacle of myself so while waiting for my carmates getting their exhilirating ride, I volunteered to take their photos. Once that was done, I walked out of the farm's compound. I followed an indescript wavy footpath of parched grass, with 4 feet bushes lining the road. Small houses dot the distant horizon. I turned somewhere and found a barren field with relics of Wats (temples), adorned by a glittery yellow cloth.
I was starting to get excited. Ang babaw! Hehe. This was how I prefered my travels: discovering places off the beaten track.