Visa Run -- Border Crossings -- I am at Ranong, Thailand getting ready on the 21st to cross into Burma to get another 15 days in Thailand- November 2012
Ranong is a cool little city, it is nice to be back, I hung around here for a month many years ago. So far it is about the same, but I think the Spring Guesthouse is gone, it is now something real modern, with a different name. Rooms started at 450 Baht, and that Hotel is in the middle of nowhere, too far out to pay that much money, I end up on a place called Asian Room for 280 Baht, it is a big room. It is right next to the market, so in the middle of a great cultural experience.
I want to be "IN THAILAND," and away from "TOURIST THAILAND."
Well, I am in Ranong, and away from "Tourist Thailand."
My trip was long, started at 6:00 am, and ended around 5:00 pm.
Here is a rather good video of the trip between Koh Phagnan and Surat Thani, which as fortunate, we did not stop at Koh Samui. My Internet has sucked every since I entered Thailand, I think Guatemala spoiled me, the Internet there is twice as good as here.
Andy Graham Ranong, Thailand
Hey Andy, I stayed at Watana Mansion
209 Ratchadapisek Rd Soi 17, Dindang,10400 Bangkok, Thailand
for about 533 thb, good internet, close to sky train, good food, plus extras near by. They give better rates for long stay as well, Check it out.