Near Disasters – Traveling in Thailand

On my travels in Thailand, there have been occasions of close to misses, harmful close to misses sometimes.

It started in Bangkok just after a long time of getting lost in Chinatown and walking for the Indian region to buy fabric, when crippled with blisters and near fainting within the heat. By the time I reached the river to catch the boat back to my beginning point, I was over it.

I purchased my ticket for the boat and created my way towards the jetty, when abruptly people today started shouting at me to hurry since it was about to leave. So I ran down the gangway and was about to step in to the boat, when it started moving away. A man shouted “jump”- I jumped alright, straight into his arms, as well as the momentum practically took us each hurtling out more than the other side in to the filthy sludge of a river.

Moral with the story: do not put on rubber thongs when jumping onto boats and don’t run and jump when people today inform you to.

Ko Mak threatened to crack my head open by way of coconuts. The deadly thud heard just as I had walked underneath an offending tree, was eerily frequent.

Moral on the story: put on a really hard hat on tropical islands.

In Trat factors had been going properly till I had a massage using a lady who had muscle tissues of steel. My skin was recovering from insect bite attack, but after the session with iron woman, I was bruised and sore in numerous areas. I did not really consider that was the concept on the massage!

Moral from the story: don’t mess with ladies who’ve muscle tissues of steel.

The tuk-tuk mafia met me at the bus quit in Sukathai and I managed to flick off all but a single. This nasty little man persisted, and resorted to poking me on the arm and standing way too close. Well, that was his undoing, because, he might not have spoken significantly English, but he got the gist of my words fairly promptly. The problem was, he seemed to be the organizer of that band of desperados, along with the others had melted away right after his shenadigans. I was left without transport into town as no-one else would take me since they couldn’t let him drop face, and ultimately I was cajoled by an additional driver to go using the tormentor. On reaching my guest property he was reluctantly paid and also the girl at reception was taking me for the accommodation, when he shouted at her for some commission for the reason that he had delivered me there! She did the quiet Thai factor of ignoring him; I did the loud Australian thing of telling him to piss off.

Moral of the story: do the quiet Thai issue if feasible.

Just after hiring a pushbike to explore the outstanding Sukathai Planet Heritage website, I meandered about … READ MORE