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Travel Blogs from Narathiwat
... and left them to rot in the sun in an open parking lot. Many died of suffocation or heat exhaustion. The Thai portion of the population turned their head in disinterest. So the frequent military presence was a reminder not to disturb any ****. Must be a reason why it felt increasingly nasty on my end, although the military and police found me quite welcome.
The road trip down:
... of Malaysia. The name means "Land of Lightning". It is steeped in tradition and is the centre for Malay culture. Everywhere you turn are the colourful robes and hijabs of the Islamic people, and Kelantan is the strictest and most conservative of all parts of the country.
Here are a few "rules" for the information of foreign travellers:
... Thailand without valid stamp heading to the boarder from where we exit Thailand. I did not offered any laundermoney as he wanted and my wife insulted him even, luckily in French so he did not understand and I calmed her down.
Finally after a 14 hours non-stop drive day we arrived 15minutes before closure of the boarder at Kota Bahru where during half an hour I had to explain what happened. After a miracle the officer ...
... ready to be awake yet.
I went down to the cafe for breakfast and had a choice of rice dish A or rice dish B with tea or coffee. I elected for the very British "I'll just have tea, I can't eat rice in the morning" and she managed to find me some toast that she made into a Jaffle (this is a new word I learnt- it's a toasted sandwich, Jaffle is much better), so I did get tea and toast. I can't eat much at all after I just wake up, I need an hour to get out of feeling ...
... it was time to pack my life back into my ginormous rucksack and stagger down the sand and onto the boat off the island.
We touched down on the mainland and managed to procure a taxi to Kota Bharu - the bustling metropolis (or closest thing to metropolis). It was weird being in a car again - let's remember, I hadn't seen a road in over a month! It was even weirder seeing concrete buildings, and shops selling more than one type of toothpaste and ...