Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our Experimental trip-part One

yours truly after arriving in hadyai at Alisan Golden Coach office
I recently went on a trip to Thailand, at first it was just a banter among us on the FB  and Whatsapp ( ahh the marvel of modern technology) saying that we need a year end trip preferably one which involved diving, a few places were bounces at last we pick Koh Lanta. Truth be told we know nil about this place except for the information gleamed from the WWW. Luckily we have a friend working part time over there during the high season. As with many others planning things did not really materialize as we wanted it to be..from four pax we are down to three but the trip must go on and so we heed forth to Koh Lanta with our backpacks on our back( or two because  we include my laptop and  dslr camera to boot)
me and buddy- Dr Wanie having breakfast at Rocky Muslim Restaurant

The trip itself took six hoursby bus from puduraya we depart slightly before twelve and arrived at Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint after five ( ermss I was asleep  most of the journey, blame it on fatigue because I was traying to finished as many workload as i am able befor ethe scheduled trip) , immigration at Malaysia / Thai border took about an hour  to complete since there are number of buses to be cleared on that Friday morning. So far the transport part to Hadyai went smoothly. however the next leg of the trip was several level short of nightmare ... we were supposed to be picked up by van arranged by an agent directly to Koh lanta. however the  van failed to materialized and we were forced to make an ad hoc arrangement by our own. We `asked the person at the Alisan office to find us van to Koh Lanta since the last van will be leaving by two and prior arrangement have to be made. We were charged an exorbitant price of RM&0 for each person whereby the usual price is around 55 thb only, but hey beggars cant be choosers and so we were told to wait until 1 pm for the van to pick us up. Since It was only about 11 am Thailand time we decided to do some window shopping around town. And off we go  me and wanie specifically. wan tagged along..pity him :)

hand in hand we spent our baht
i got the baht and I want these fruits... so juicy we finished most of it  in the van

me and buddy and buddy buddy..hahaha.. after one hour trekking 

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