a short bus ride north of Bangkok is the city of Ayutthaya.

the original plan was to take a bus from Pattaya to the train station in Bangkok, and then a train north.

turns out that there are mini buses at the main bus station, and it would have cost more to take a taxi from the Bangkok bus station to the train station that the tickets for the mini bus directly to Ayutthaya.

i do not fit well inside mini buses, but at least they have air conditioning.