On the road south
Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
205Trip End Mar 21, 2013
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A local bus leaves for Roi Et at 7:30 and we are on our way. The bus takes its time stopping for passengers every few hundred yards, at least it feels like that. We arrive in Roi Et at 8:50 just in time to get tickets and board the 9:00 departure for Surin.
This is a really nice drive through well developed land where they luckily seem to have plenty of water. Pass through Tha Tum, Ba Ta Klang the elephant village, and arrive at Surin just before midday. Max had phoned us whilst we were travelling and told us to wait at the station and one of her friends would pick us up and drive us to their house. We sit waiting but nothing happens
An Aussie is in the coffee shop with Dave and although I vaguely recognise him it takes a good hour before I place him in Chiangmai. He usually has an Engligh guy Graham in close proximity and seeing him on his own threw me.
We stay at the coffee shop the rest of the day chatting and Max does a BBQ in the evening.
Then I find out that we are staying at the shop and not going to their house a few miles down the road. They no longer bother going home each night but sleep in a room at the back of the coffee shop. They also have a shop that sells ceramics etc next door and we will be sleeping in the room at the back of that shop. Just some mats on the floor but it seems comfy enough.