An Idiot’s Ransom

Travelling is fun! I do it as often as I can. I love spending my money in various ways, and I got my opportunity recently, to spend some in a way I din’t want to – OVERSTAY FINE! A catch for some travellers and residents, alike.

The 'Ticket'

Now, I know it’s stupid to ‘forget’ when you are due to be out of the Kingdom, but this will be an expensive reminder for the future. The ‘NEW’ law (I didn’t even know they had it) is 500 Baht per day for an overstay.

Then, to top that off, I had to come back to Nakhon Si Thammarat – with the DRIVER FROM HELL!

If this fellow wasn’t ‘high’ from the mixture of M150 and ‘Strepsils’, I don’t know much. Flat-out all the way! Horn-blaring. Lights-flashing. Telephone ringing. SMS-sending. ALL AT 115-125 Kph ! This included one ‘stretch’ of 130 kph through the main street of Ron Phibun – at 5.00pm when the streets were crowded! I couldn’t believe it.

So, watch out for this company’s drivers: –

The Company

Happy Travelling !

P.S. Roberto’s Retreat is back up and running!

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