This time we decided to do our visa run to Malaysia on our terms. Last time if you recall our minibus off the island to Trang was 2 hours late, the seats we had paid for had been given away by the driver to his friends and we missed connections because of it! Originally we were going to spend this month in Malaysia, but life on Koh Lanta is too good so we have decided to stay here a bit longer.
So we took our motorbike to Trang, a few hours south of here. It was going to be way too hard core even for us to ride all the way to Malaysia (especially on our little, old, crappy scooter), so we got the bus from Trang and then the train from Hat Yai to KL.
We didn’t actually take any photos in Malaysia, instead we went to the movies. 3 times in one day! (Since the Petronas towers in KL are now our official movie viewing place in all of SE asia!) And then came back, riding the bike back from Trang. We were exceptionally lucky that on the way there, it was mainly cloudy so we didn’t fry in the sun, and then on the way back we rode into the sunset for most of the way, then we got hit by a tropical storm that seem to have become pretty common in the last week or so, lucky we brought our raincoats! After the rain stopped and we figured out we weren’t lost it was pretty fun winding the little Mio up to max speed in the swirling mist. After last time, we learned a lot about how not to do visa runs, so this time was comparitively a breeze. :-)
So if anyone wants to do a visa run to Malaysia from the south of Thailand, just ask us we are now self proclaimed experts….just dont ask us for directions out of Trang city, not even Google maps could help us there!