0052 Thai Overnight Train (Thai 007—new)
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Day 041: 4 hours, 4.9 kms
I kind of need to pick up the pace a bit if I want to make it all the way to Singapore, so I go ahead and take an overnight train before I make another stop.
Next morning I arrive in the very non touristy town of Song Thung.
There’s a shadeless little park that doesn’t look very appealing for a parkbenching session, so I wander around looking for something better. Nothing really remarkable about the town other than some jungle covered cliffs at the edge of town which I use for a backdrop. I remember wistfully the days when I would have seen a cliff like that and climbed it rather than just take a picture of it…
I wander around the bustling little downtown and head on back to the train station. On my way back I spot a white guy chilling out with some of the locals… he waves…
That’s one way Thailand is different from, say, India: there are foreigners everywhere. You go to the most anonymous off the beaten path town and you’ll find a couple of sunburned Australian backpacker girls whining about the poor internet connection… Kind of dulls the exotic edge of the place.