Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Holiday Traffic

  1. #1
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Ratsima
    Posts
    3,717

    Holiday Traffic

    My morning run goes along Mittrapap Highway a bit and this morning I was once again astounded at the amount of holiday traffic. I run right in the vicinity of the Khon Kaen bypass, so the frontage road is full of Bangkok Taxis and overloaded pickup trucks full of Isaan folk headed home for the holidays.

    Later in the morning Ms. B and I went shopping at Lotus. Our trip home also takes us in the vicinity of the Khon Kaen bypass. At 10 AM this morning it had simply ground to a halt. Vehicles simply parked on the highway not moving at all.

    I'm glad I'm staying home this weekend.

  2. #2
    Days Work Done! Norton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roiet
    Posts
    29,774
    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    Later in the morning Ms. B and I went shopping at Lotus. Our trip home also takes us in the vicinity of the Khon Kaen bypass. At 10 AM this morning it had simply ground to a halt. Vehicles simply parked on the highway not moving at all.
    Dalts, Marmite. Better make sure you avoid this on your way up to the pissup. Maybe will be ok by the 31st?

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    I'm getting up at 5am tomorrow, but I reckon it'll still mean sitting in traffic for a few hours. I shall have my iPod and a good book.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,109
    One small advantage of living in Issarn, you can go South at times when every one is going North and Visa versa.

  5. #5
    Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    02-11-2013 @ 07:37 PM
    Location
    Udon Thani
    Posts
    280
    Just like Songhran all the plane, train, and bus tickets to Issan are sold out for the New Year Holiday.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    Gallowspole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,934
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    One small advantage of living in Issarn, you can go South at times when every one is going North and Visa versa.
    So true. We always head south at long weekends and I'm amazed at the amount of traffic dawdling up Mittraphap Highway as we flash past at 140km/h on nigh on empty roads.

    However a word of warning - don't go over the Pak Chon Chai - Kabin Buri mountain route if you are heading to the Eastern Seaboard. I got caught for 4 hours there on Friday night. The sheer volume of northbound traffic led the police to close all southbound traffic. I was fugin fuming and ended up having to get pissed at 9 in the morning to relieve the tension. Also beware of the BiB's (bastards in brown) waiting to shake you down as you come out of the hills and start hitting the gas. Keep left even if you have a bad case of piles, as although the road is bumpy as fek, the BIB's will get you if you spend 0.0000034 nanoseconds too long in the right hand lane.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •