This short blog entry is brought to you care of the wifi in a restaurant overlooking Hualamphong station in Bangkok.
The trip up from Butterworth proved to be one of those journey's that's make so much fun purely by chance. In this case it was the fact that my companions in the coach were an entertaining couple of (ex) Brits who'd lived in Oz for 35 years and a young deaf and dumb Thai woman who made up for her inability to communicate in the standard fashion by her sheer exhuberance, facial expressions and body language!
All in all it was a great journey and the fact that the train was over an hour late leaving mattered not a jot.
Now I'm back in Bangkok, gazing out across the street at the illuminated facade of Hualamphong station and watching the world go by. I have to admit that - as much as I enjoy the food in Malaysia, the first taste of the Thai red curry I'd ordered was like manna from heaven. I absolutely love Thai food and all its richness and complexity. Washed down with a cold bottle of beer and it's truly sublime.
So, now I'm going to go and finish that beer and you'll hear more about Bangkok anon..