Night train to Chiang Mai

22 Aug

Me and Clare in the bar on the night train

Me and Clare took the 7:30pm night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Each train compartment had 2 sets of bunk beds, I had the lower Clare had the top, though there was basically no difference. The train was air-conditioned, but i’d rather it not have been as I woke up the following day feeling terrible.

The train did have one strange saving grace, the restaurant/bar carriage. This was more like a moving party carriage, it had flashing christmas lights, coloured ceiling lights, music and plenty of slightly overpiced beer. We danced to too many 90’s songs with tourists and thai’s.

We’re now staying at “The Good Will Guesthouse” which is only 250 Baht for both us a night (roughly 5 pounds a night). The room is very basic with only a fan and shower/toilet, but the staff are so friendly (with the cutest little dog) it really makes up for it.

More photos added here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/treesareweird/

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One Response to “Night train to Chiang Mai”

  1. Joan Hudson August 23, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Dancing on a train -sounds fun!

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