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Aug 9, 2009 - Hat Yai
Hat Yai es un simple pueblo comercial y ferroviario de frontera, "merece" estar en mi relato porque pasé o perdí un día completo aquí. La historia es que el tren de KL llega hasta aquí, en la mañana, y los trenes buenos y convenientes a Bangkok (camarote) salen al final de la tarde. La noche en el tren hasta aquí estuvo buena, viajé en camarote por supuesto, la única preocupación fueron los estornudos (¿porcinos?) de los otros viajeros; el cruce de frontera fue muy sencillo, de hecho el tren para en una estación o edificación donde...Jump to full entry
Feb 26, 2009 - Thailand...
Okay, so Josh and I went our separate ways yesterday, him back to Australia, and me off to Thailand. After a relaxing morning, and a few beers in the afternoon, I headed off after a few tears to catch a ferry to Satun, in the south west of Thailand. The trip went very smoothly until we arrived in Satun, where it appeared the dock wasn't designed for such a small vessel as ours (only two rows of two seats, with an isle down the middle) and we had to climb up a ladder through the service exit to get out... which was quite a trip with a 15...Jump to full entry
Jan 23, 2009 - Hat Yai and Pedang Besar
Had to make a "border run" - in December the Thai government reduced the at border visa to 15 days from 30 days, so I needed to exit Thailand into Malaysia, then reenter to get a new visa. Good fun - you take a mini van to the border, then a guy takes you on the back of his motor scooter through Thai exit immigration, to Malaysia entry immigration, around the first roundabout and back to Malaysia exit immigration, to duty free, then on to Thailand entry immigration. All this while on the back of a motorbike. 20 minutes, and back on the...Jump to full entry
Jan 9, 2009 - KL to Hat Yai
Day 1! Last breakfast of Nasi Lemak in KL, then onto a coach to Hat Yai. 8 hour trip, but a great coach, air con to freezing point/wind in the hair. No problems at customs, but Thailand has reduced the on site border visa to 15 days (from 30) - so I'll have to do a quick border run in 15 days to renew. Hat Yai is basically a travel center/crossroads. Stayed at the Mayflower Grande hotel, great value at USD 26 per night with all amenities. Dinner and drinks at a good bar with live band - Post Laser Disk. Not much to photograph, hence none...Jump to full entry
Dec 2, 2008 - Escape
So, we started digging this tunnel from bangkok and have so far got 3 metres to the border..... Seriously, I travelled by hired private car to Hat Yai near the Thai /Malaysia border to where British citizens are advised not to go by the British embassy due to Muslim insurgency. Picked up from the hotel at 7.45 pm, the car looked good - an Isuzu jeep cherokee look alike, but we soon realized that the seat were hard and the suspension was non existent. After 13 hours and various breaks for petrol, toilet, coffee etc, we arrived in Hat Yai at...Jump to full entry
Sep 27, 2008 - Goodbye Malaysia, Hello Thailand!
Ok, so it took us twice as long as it should have (12 hrs instead of 6 - local buses & minivans aren't always easy to find, and we missed a train by seconds - grrr!), but we made it safely to Hat Yai in Thailand. It only took a couple more hours to find a hostel(!) with the help of all of the very friendly people selling (very delicious) food outside the 7-11 near the bus station! We slept well, and hopped straight on another minibus for Krabi in the morning...Jump to full entry
I lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 2 years. Chiang Mai is in the northwest of Thailand. It has 3 seasons: monsoon,winter and HOT!! The most common mode of transportation in Thailand is motorbike, and a friend there used to say that riding your motorbike during the hot season was like driving in a microwave. As a result of being a teacher at an international school, I was given 3 weeks off during the HOT season. This time period coincides with the Songkran Water Festival. Songkran marks the Thai new yearand is the major national festival of...Jump to full entry