Little Town Near Cambodia
08.05.2008 - 22.05.2008 25 °C
After being in some seriously touristy areas of Thailand, we decided to relax in a little spot called Trat which is where the original yellow oil is made. I had spent a few days there before as it's close to the Cambodian border and we needed to do a visa run. It was mostly a very thai town but there was enough of the farang amenities that it was comfortable. There was a really cool book store with hammocks in it so you could chill and read, a good pizza joint, a fabulous restaurant in a garden by the river and some decent guest houses. We stayed right on the river in a huge room for 200 baht, there was a tv and hot shower. They had one of the thai all you can eat bbq restaurants, you have your own personal bbq on your table and it's buffet style. Just choose what you want and grill it yourself, there is a reservoir at the bottom which soaks up all the delicious juice and you put noodles in it and make a scrumptious soup. The price for this was 90 baht. There were raging thunder storms and nights where the sky was lit up with brilliant stars. A lack luster town in general but it was mainly the experiences that made it such a special place.