Visa regulations kept me on the move on a regular basis, particularly in the beginning. Crossing the border for some new stamp - a rather absurd ritual. So I often extended these visa runs to cover new ground. I have seen a lot of Thailand over all the years, been to all parts of the country, but avoided the heavily touristed areas, always using local buses and the railway. It isn't always fun to sit in a problematic bus or not to be able to look out of a window, because the Thais close the curtains, as soon as a ray of sun is coming through. But I always survived it in the end.
Phayao, 2009
Phayao, 2009