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Easter Saturday.

There's an hour long programme just about to start on BBC 2. I know nothing about it other than it's from Chiang Mai to the River Kwai.

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thinkingallowed

If you have access to BBC television programmes this will be available for a month. Continues next week in Bangkok.

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Essexman1961

Thanks for this tip, it was really enjoyable.Made me pine for Thailand; I had hoped to be there in June again.On Saturday the train moves on to Bangkok.

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keepitfun

I must have a hunt to see if it’s in Aus any time soon.  
 

Probably not a “great” journey but a few years ago I looked into catching the train from Bkk to Hua Hin....just to do something different....apathy got the better of me.....

cant book AC carriage on line

train station not easily accessible

confusing timetables....

 

yeah I know...lazy first world problem.

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CyberPro
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10 hours ago, keepitfun said:

I must have a hunt to see if it’s in Aus any time soon.  
 

Probably not a “great” journey but a few years ago I looked into catching the train from Bkk to Hua Hin....just to do something different....apathy got the better of me.....

cant book AC carriage on line

train station not easily accessible

confusing timetables....

 

yeah I know...lazy first world problem.

Decades ago (pre internet) I made this train trip but the destination was Penang. I just took a cab to the Bangkok train station to catch the afternoon (as I recall) departure. I likely went to the station a day or so before to check schedules, buy a ticket, etc. 

The big excitement on that trip was the potential for attack by insurgents in the S of Thailand, at least in the minds of farang backpackers...didn't happen. I was luxuriating in a private compartment so missed out on much of the backpacker gossip. Probably wasn't that interesting anyway. ;)

Very enjoyable trip. Penang city and nearby beaches were kind of "meh" in those days, IMO. Some expats write glowingly of them now. 

Edited by CyberPro

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