" Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness "
" LIFE goes on. Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past thinking of what could have been. The past is past ! "
" My 14 days (9-22/2/2017) overland train trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thailand & Laos with 3 of my travel buddies from Klang - another amazing trip to major river cities & towns in South East Asia "
Travel itinerary: Kuala Lumpur > Padang Besar (Malaysia) > Hatyai (Thailand) > Bangkok > Ayutthaya > Nong Khai > Vientiane (Laos) > Vang Vieng > Luang Prabang > Nong Khai (Thailand) > Bangkok > Padang Besar (Malaysia) > Kuala Lumpur Sentral (total mileage 5050km)
2) Hostels (9 nights): Rm66.50 + US$20.30 + 1,770bht
3) Train Tickets (Thailand & Malaysia) : Rm97 + 3,280bht
4) Mini Vans (Laos): 305,000kip=1,292bht
5) Tuk Tuk (Thailand & Laos): 437bht + 25,000kip=106bht (cost sharing per pax for 4 people)
|Have you got something to crow about on this trip ?|
1) KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|KL Sentral Train Station, Malaysia|
|Ayutthaya Train Station, Thailand|
|Hua Lamphong Train Station, Bangkok|
|On board the Hatyai > Bangkok train|
|Free buffet breakfast at Chic / Centra Hotel, Bangkok|
|World Peace Gong at Patuxay Park, Vientiane|
|Nong Khai train station, Thailand|
|Free breakfast at Vientiane Star Hostel|
River cities & its rivers our group visited in this Thailand & Laos trip :
4) Vang Vieng town & Nam Song River, Laos
5) Luang Prabang town & Mekong River / Nam Khan River, Laos
My Golden Years - Never mind if you do not have all the 6 pillars in your Golden Years. But if you possess strong mental, physical & spiritual strength, this will help you considerably in achieving your dreams in travelling ! Find ways to strengthen the weaker pillar and learn new skills to add value to your retirement LIFE !
In my Golden Years since 2006, I had "tuk tuk" (meaning by trains) all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok & then up north to Chiangmai & Vientiane / Luang Prabang of Laos (4 visits thus far). If you have not done so, buy now a backpack & a pair of air walk shoes, then start your first "tuk tuk" ride to our closest neighboring country ie Thailand - the Land of Smiles and if you are ambitious, why not continue your ride to Laos, the jewel of Mekong. Best still from Luang Prabang to Hanoi or go down south to say Good Morning, Saigon in Vietnam - if you had already "tuk tuk" to all these three countries, I salute you ! You are now a qualified "tuk tuk" king traveler !!!
Start your adventure now ! Have fun in "tuk tuking "