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    Travel and Fun? in Isaan

    I heard about, read about it, and now I've experienced it. The most exciting bus ride I have ever taken. A VIP bus from Chiang Mai to Ubon leaving at 12m. At about 3am in the morning it was raining. We were on a mountain two lane road and the bus driver was passing truck doubles--a tractor pulling two trailers-- on down hill blind curves. The driver, I'm sitting right behind him seemed quite confident of his ability to drive the bus between the truck and the oncoming truck with inches to spare. Holy s!!t. On the way back to Chiang Mail he fell asleep at the wheel at about 3:30am. The bus was weaving down the two lane road--he was driving in the middle of the road.
    Why waste your money to go to Disneyland? You can just take a ride on a bus across Thailand.

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    Yep great way to die being burnt to death in a bus. I wouldnt get on one after seeing all the smashed up burnt out buses in Khon kaen

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    Rule no 1. Never sit at the front of the bus or the back ( toilets ). Middle is the best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Yep great way to die being burnt to death in a bus. I wouldnt get on one after seeing all the smashed up burnt out buses in Khon kaen
    Nor would I

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    Was he on his mobile phone having a barney with his Missus too

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    I've done the Udon to Bangkok run a few times. I fucking hate it. I'm flying next time even though I hate flying as well.

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