Friday, August 24, 2012


Liz enjoys the air conditioning of our third class cabin on the overnight train...
When we decided on traveling by train through rural Thailand, we envisioned a scenic, relaxing, even romantic sojourn...a throwback to the golden age of travel on an overnight train from Bangkok south to the country's famous beaches.

What we got was far from it. Instead of scoring a first class sleeper compartment with beds, someone (Kip) booked us two 3rd class seats located right next to the squat toilet...for the entire 13 hour trip. No air-conditioning, but at least we could stick our heads far out the windows when it got too warm or smelly. 

In all honesty, it was just part of the charm and so much more scenic. Or at least, that's what Kip kept repeating.

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