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Travel Blogs from Narathiwat
The room we stayed in was quite nice and the owner of the place was really helpful. Very much a stopover town though.
The 2nd Minivan was cramped, to say the least. We were glad to get off and stroll over the border!
Trawling the streets to find some dinner
... that day! We spent longer in Koh Tao than we had anywhere else so far and really enjoyed it especially watching perfect sunset after perfect sunset whilst sitting on the beach drinking large Chang's!
Our next island stop was Koh Pang Yang a short one and half boat journey on a narrow boat called the Songserm, in fact ours was Songerm 9 we spent most of the journey wondering what happened to the other eight! We decided to head north on the island first ...
... back-packers. I try to follow his heated discourse about Malayan politics -from what I can make out Adam feels that the Muslim Green party are better than the commercially driven Blue party - but sleep weariness is overtaking.
8.30am: We speed across the clear blue ocean as the sun rises over the Perenthians. Dense jungle islands with white sandy coves are on either side, and giant rocks poke out of the sea. Meena has a tear in her eye. I grin back at her and squeeze her knee.
... 1:15pm. We were only about 45 minutes outside of KL!
We then drove at about 15kph for nearly an hour, for no explainable reason. That was fun. We ended up driving for about 5.5 hours before making another stop on the side of the road in some random little town. We figured this one must just be a bathroom break because we just saw a sign saying we were only 95km (60 miles) from Kuala Terengganu. We were wrong. We ...
... unusual... guests. One was an old french guy who was clearly schizophrenic. He spent all evening talking to him himself before coming into the dorm in the middle of the night, standing in the middle of the room and saying weird things like 'Je vais pas me faire chier pour rien' (too rude for translation), "Opium and cocaine" and "Just shut up. Just shut up". Hum ...