Solo Overland Backpacking Trip to Thailand & Laos – Chapter 2: Part 8

Solo Overland Backpacking Trip to Thailand & Laos – Chapter 2: Part 8

Part 7.

Day 10: Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Soon after checked-in, I wandered around, looking for a place to have a Halal lunch and to reminisce the memories that I had from my previous stop at this town.

It was not very difficult to find Halal restaurants since Hat Yai has a sizeable Muslim populations. Just go to any lanes or roads, any soi or tanom, chances are you will encounter an eatery with a Halal or star and crescent logo, signifying the Halalness of the premises.

The buildings in Hat Yai are not that extraordinary but wandering off without any reason is fun and I just walked and walked until I decided to have lunch at a restaurant near Konsortium Bas Ekspres office.

After lunch, I decided to head back to Cathay Guesthouse and slept through the day. It was so tiring, this whole journey from Thailand to Laos and now back to Thailand. I could have gone back to Malaysia today but I did not want to yet. that was why I decided to stay in the Land of Smile for another night.

At night, I walked around the downtown area, looking for dinner at the stalls along the road. I was delighted to see all the young Muslim women selling Thai street food there. At least, they were given the chance to become a street vendor and cater to the tastebuds of Malaysians visiting Hat Yai.

There were stalls selling mango sticky rice, fried balls on skewers, prawns. I love the ambience there and I hope it will stay like this forever.

Part 9.

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