Posted in Diary, Travel by Alvin on January 19, 2010

11 December 2009 – 12 December 2009

I made a trip down to the book cafe before leaving Bangkok for good. A quick exchange of the first 2 books of Dave Peltzer’s trilogy for the third, after a hard time looking for the book store.

Quick lunch at KFC before lugging my rucksacks, headed down to the train station.


The train departed punctually at 2.30pm.


I bought a 2nd class sleeper (upper bunk) for a trip down south to Hat Yai. The cabin captain transformed the day seat into proper beds with sheets at about 7pm. There were local peddlers who boarded the train selling local food at random stations but I bought some sandwiches from 7-11 and it tasted really good. That’s for dinner.

The journey from Bangkok to Hat Yai took 17 hours and I arrived at the largest metropolitan area in Southern Thailand. I went straight to the travel agency to grab my express bus ticket to KL. Hat Yai town was practically flooded with Malaysian tourist, at the local coffee shop for breakfast.


The bus depart from Hat Yai at about 10.30am and I arrived in KL at 8pm that very day, putting an end to the trip.

‘No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow’ – Lin Yu Tang

A few days shy of a month backpacking around Thailand and Cambodia. It was indeed a journey to remember.

And doing it alone beautifies the realization of how beautiful it is to travel, more. 


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  1. arjay (sern) said, on January 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

    u travel alone ar? wah seh, damn daring la u!

  2. Alvin said, on January 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

    haha..ya alone for most of the places

  3. bingwui said, on January 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    saw ur comment on my blog. i seriously think ur skill much more better than me lah!!! nice pics n nice blue skies!

  4. Alvin said, on January 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    hey doc! thanks.
    keep snapping! 🙂

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