There are various ways to return to Bangkok from Had Yai.
1. Train 850 Baht
2. Bus to Khao San Road. 450 Baht
3. Normal bus to normal bus station in Bangkok. 650 Baht.
I suppose the 450 Baht option that is only or easiest to purchase at the Cathay or Cathy guesthouse is the best option for me. But the train is comfortable. I am told though that some single or solo traveling girls got raped on the train last year, so for women the bus seems the best option. Hard to get raped on a train.
DARLING ANCIENT MASSAGE
In the middle range and I am sure often in the 5 Star Hotels of Thailand there is a room or set of rooms built into the Hotel set up specifically for people to go have a Thai Massage. Now being that this is inside the Hotel and there is a small jump between getting a massage and paying a prostitute, you can understand this is not a leap or brain power to know that they deliver to the room.
DARLING - THE WORD MAKE ME LAUGH
I do not understand how some cultures decide or adopt a English word. They have adopted the word “Darling” as a word to describe a type of Massage. I would say this rings of sex, but I do not think they associate the word with sex. It is something different I believe, but really I not know what they mean and this line of reasoning take months to understand.
Darling in the dictionary means a “dearly loved person.”
SOUTHERN THAILAND IS WORRIED ABOUT TERRORIST
I have learned that there is some what seems to be copy cat terrorist that are blowing up building in southern Thailand. I do not really understand the situation, but there appears to be some groups that are copying the Islamic terrorist factions of just causing terror. There are Muslims in southern Thailand but from my understanding it is not them, and the groups are basically just copying the crazy methods of just blowing up bombs. But I guess there is less tourist from Singapore and Malaysia than normal.
ONE BOMB IN KOH SAMUI
I was bringing up in conversation with a Thai person that if the war on terror is not continued by the U.S.A. than the Terror will rule the world, but even more important if one large bomb explodes in Bangkok then the whole economy of Thailand will be devastated for a couple of years similar to Bali Indonesia.
She said, “Just bomb in Koh Samui.”
I became aware that I really was not informed of the real subtle nature of how much the Thailand people are cognizant that they are in danger. They are very intelligent people in a save-face not talk about it way. Hard to have a good discussion on danger to yourself when you will not talk about anything that would make yourself look bad.
I needed to use the feature of Windows XP that restores the computer to former settings.
What I have done:
1. Installed Thai Fonts.
2. Had a directly LAN connection to the Internet here in Had Yai. I think that Microsoft tries to do auto updates.
3. I allowed Steve to connect up his Palm Pilot and utilize some features.