Travelling in a 3rd- or 2nd-class train next to an open window has its advantages. It allows me to shoot from the window, play around with the camera and snap my fellow travellers surreptitiously. Thais usually fall asleep when travelling. In a train they can't close the curtains and obstruct my view, as they can in buses. But getting the right seat in a crowded compartment can be tricky. Most of my trips went south to Hat Yai and back, starting in the afternoon and arriving in the morning. I would then continue by van to Penang in Malaysia for some new visa.