Travel Blogs from Narathiwat
... fun and good to put our mind to something (having to take an exam at the end!). Thankfully we both passed, received our licenses and got the diving bug. Koh Tao was a great island to visit and we hired a moped to explore the island's other coasts, unfortunately you needed a fairly substantial 4x4 to get to most of these places but that didn't stop us! With walking, pushing and more than a few scary moments we got the bike up and down the hill to most ...
... on crisps that taste like chicken flavoured Cinammon Grahams.
4.30am: We are awoken by the driver who informs us we have arrived at Jerthi, the main town near the port of Kota Bharu where we can get the boat. Along with 3 Finnish girls we bundle ourselves and all our extra layers off the bus, to find taxis waiting conveniently for us. Bleary-eyed, we get in them and are whisked away into the night.
6.30am: We eat Roti Canai (a bread with egg in the middle ...
... for RM1.
When you get across the river, the Thai Immigration is hard to find, you will see a market straight ahead and should turn right and walk straight down the road to the corner, then through the gate on the corner, and follow the dirt road around to the right and almost right back to where you started. Which sounds odd, but there is a big fence so this is the only way inside. Immigration is a white shipping container. I then planned to take Songthaew to the airport or if not ...
... from his compartment! It was actually quite
enjoyable. Anyway, we made it to our destination, Tanah Merah, at
about 8am and emerged from the train to a barrage of calls of 'Taxi,
taxi you want a taxi???' We took up the offer from one of the
hopefuls and all squashed into his pretty run down old car – much
to the disgust of Lola, who was constantly saying in my ear – “Are
you sure it's not illegal to have this many people in the car??”
... the next day so after looking at the rooms we secured a double room each and dropped our bags off. The place was pretty run down but very cheap at RM35 so we thought we would deal with it for one night. We went straight out to get some food as we hadn't eaten since breakfast. As we walked along onto the main street we noticed how dirty the area was, litter overspilling on to the streets and open sewers. As we passed a pile of rubbish and bins three huge rats scuttled past ...