Monday, April 28, 2014

Tour of South Thailand III - Day 5 (16/04) Sathing Phra to Songkhla

Songkhla here we come... a name I have heard before but never have been there.
All packed and ready to go to the next town.
For the first time kilometere after kilometre there was no sign of food stall and the stomach started to make funny noises inside.
We found food!!! unfortunately but we are not crossing over the busy highway....
and the hunt continued.....
At last we saw light after taking a detour towards the coast and the smell of food got stronger.. 
Yes!!! a warung selling Muslim food and everything looks so delicious.

This sour Thai curry Kaeng Som with fish was so appealing just couldn't wait to eat it.
At last my rice with awesome kaeng som, how I wish I could have another serving after looking at it again from my computer. 
We also tried the food on the tables and as neighbour we can easily adapt to their taste.
The people are so friendly and there was this guy who understand a bit of Malay helped us in our food order.
I met a future Muay Thai Champion and hope that he will remember me when he is famous.
Roger is a regular visitor to temples in Thailand.
Another 29 to go.
I enjoyed the ferry ride to the Southern Songkhla
It was a short 15 minutes ride and free of charge for bicycles.
A dedicated bicycle lane near Songkhla Ferry Port.
Samila Beach. We could not gain from here as it was closed due to Songkran celebration.
The body of the huge green dragon at one of the corner of the beach.
We were part of the traffic at the city of Songkhla.
Another good place for lunch recommended by Roger.
This lodging was the best among all the previous ones, relatively newer, cleaner and with good air conditioning. A while later, 4 of us went for massage at a place nearby.

Both of us were like dead men so tired and snoring in a symphonic manner as witnessed by Andrew. This place does not look like a massage parlour more of a traditional medical outlet.
Moving around the corners of Chinatown.
A newly constructed statue (maybe temporary) of the famous monk by the name of Luang Pu Tuad sited just next the the Dragon Head.
The green dragon head situated at the estuary of Songkhla Lake built in 2007.
A simple street dinner after our roaming in the city.
That's all folks from Songkhla, tomorrow is Hatyai.

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