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Travel Blogs from Songkhla
... town with beautiful beaches, an island and inland lake, we decided it was an appealing first stop in Thailand. On arrival, a fellow Brit pointed us in the direction of a number of guesthouses located near the National Museum, we perused a few and finally settled on an en-suite for a haggled for B300. We were reasonably impressed with our first room in Thailand; granted it didn't have a basin (shower was turned on with regularity), it seemed to have a small ...
... eating, I hope!), plants, amulets and clothes at local prices as well as a lively food and wet market area.
Just hanging out people watching and absorbing the community life in this city, is an experience all of it's own. The tourist trail has some nice places to visit including a cable car to the highest point. We found it interesting that so many sights here reminded us a lot of sights we had seen elsewhere on ...
... are definitely
preparing for it. TJ wants to see the flood so he gets on the subway
and heads to Chatuchak park. He is amazed that there isn't any water
in the subway tunnels. When he leaves at the next station, he walks
up some strairs and as his eyes rise above the raised subway
entrance, he sees water in every direction. People are walking around
through it, as if they are used to it. Some wearing farm boots, some
... upon confusion, it got heated and we had to back down, we are in no position to be arguing with locals, then the original people came from the first mini bus saying they had been taken somewhere, sent back in a tuk tuk and asked for 2000 baht! All so confusing and difficult- we made it in the end and on the right boat we saw an incredible sunset and the best bit was we made friends with the people we had been thrown together ...
Long drive day but Rachel has found us all a hotel so at least we will have a bed tonight. We were on cook group but due to flooding, no camping so no cooking for us now until we arrive in OZ. Yipee!!
Stopped off at Tesco's to buy bits for lunch and John was very excited, bought new sun glasses, new head torch, and at last got rid of the bloody awful shoes and bought new ones!!
I mentioned the wonderful ...