when I take the train to Hua Lamphong station.I always think that "If I have money, I would go travel right now"
But hey! I don't really think that that day would happen to me. It's when I feel so bored or I can say that I was dumped and I don't want to spend more day in Bangkok, then what else should I do? where to go? thinking of the sea is not attracted to me much but after thinking for a while then I think " hey, Chiang Mai is the best" what ever will be it will be so I grab the chance and carry out my personal bag and start the journey!" because I haven't gone back home yet after travelling to Kanchanaburi.
I feel content while reading and listening to this song [Audio] Scrubb - หนี
I have never been travelling by train alone and this is really my first time. Last time I slept on the train to Chiang Mai with my family might be around 10 years ago. I really feel excited but I have a reason for this time travelling.
I have no idea when buy a ticket but I have money so I decide not to buy a free third class ticket for this trip because this journey is very long. I am not frequently go out for travelling, so this time I choose a little more comfortable seat,a second class ticket, for myself but if I go out with group of friends, a free round ticket would be more attractive, just take it as an option for next time then :). This time I choose a second class with air conditioner. At first I want to buy a JR-WEST so much but there is only 1 seat left which all passengers are all men O_O so the staff offer me another bogie which no one book for an upper bed and beside me is a woman. Next to me is a Farang (Foreigner), it is quite OK for me at this moment. The ticket price for lower bed is 841 Baht. If you ask me whether the price is high or not?, my answer would be yes, the price is higher than a bus tour with no food serves. But, what I deserve during the journey is worth paying at the price 841 Baht.
I arrive at the station around 5 pm.. The train no.13 leaves at 19.35 pm and my battery is running down. I decide to find a plug for charging my battery first. I left my bag here at the station, carrying my broken heart along the way and find the battery charger.
I stroll at Chamchuri Square and charge the battery for a while then I have to go back to the station otherwise I would miss the train because I don't know whether the train will leave punctually or delay but it's better to be ready at the station before the time. Before getting to the station, buying some wet tissue papers and other miscellaneous ( wet tissue paper is very important because it can be used to rub your body at night and rub your face in the morning, please don't expect to use water on the train, it's better to bring your own big bottle of drinking water) Fah arrives at 19.00 pm. and then walk to the platform to look for my bogie for tonight.
No one sleep at the upper bed but I choose the lower bed because I can clearly see the side view when I wake up. The price of upper bed is more than 700 baht but still close the lower bed one. But, it hurts me that there is a charging outlet at the seat near the bogie door because I charge my battery with my battery backup for the whole night but it's still not fully charging.><
Sitting for while there is staff from dinning car walking through the train and observes for the food ordering. We can order food in advance for tomorrow breakfast, they will serve you directly at your seat. And there is staff waiting for making bed for you or you may ask that staff to make a bed for you right away. The train here leave punctually from the platform at 19.35 pm. and stop at other stations to pick up other passengers. A seat behind me is a family, their children seem very excited. It reminds me how excited I felt when I was a child.
PS. Air conditioner is so cold, It's my mistake to wear a short pant. It's better to take sweater with you here.
We arrive at Den Chai District around 5 am. I sleep well with a soft pillow, turning my music on, stop overthinking everything and let the heart grow fonder. Let go of yesterday's sorrow, living in the present. The sun rises and we then have to start a new day, is it right?
I can say that scenery is very beautiful, going through mountains, green fields, the atmosphere in the morning is very fresh. I call the staff to serve breakfast around 7 am. I order prawn porridge for 140 Baht including drinking water.
Here is a sleeper car's atmosphere, not crowded because not many passenger and most of them are foreigners.
Now I arrive at Chiangmai around 10 o'clock in the morning. It's worth spending long hour on the train, reading book after breakfast finished. Chilling out here can boost up 50% of my life power.
I take a red car in Chiang Mai to a peaceful and uncrowded hostel. Fah accidentally know " Chiang Mai D Hostel" It's located behind Chiang Mai University, near Galae reservoir. It's a new hostel. Auntie, an owner of the hostel is very nice. On the day I arrive there, I meet with a songwriter from French who are looking for a room too. He has an artist style and hilarious. This hostel provide a co-ed room but I am Thai lady so that auntie kindly arrange another room for me.
After I check-in on social media, many of my friends are asking me for the purpose of this trip, but I don't have any plan. First day my friends suggest me to eat around and after that there is one comment shows up
"Fahsai, Do you want to go to Chiang Rai??"
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