Part 8

Day 11: Thursday, 5 September 2013

Good morning, Hat Yai!

Finally, after close to 2 weeks of solo travelling, I am going back to my hometown – Malaysia! I couldn’t believe that I have made it this long and this far. Solo travelling was never my intended hobby but now it seemed so much fun doing it.

I looked out of the window, staring at the oh-so-quiet road. I bet the Thais have not woken up yet otherwise the sounds of honking will be blaring across the street. Since I took one of the earliest buses available (9.00 am for THB 400. It would be cheaper to buy directly from the bus company. I bought through an agent), I straight away went to the bus company’s office and waited for the bus to arrive.

I put my bags and went out looking for breakfast. Soon, the bus arrived. I  boarded the bus and my journey home continued.

Along the journey to the border, I could not help but to have a flashback of what had happened throughout this whole journey – no train to Bangkok from Butterworth, impulsive travelling to Laos, meeting new friends whom I still keep in touch with. It was tiring but fun. It was scary but meaningful.

Soon, the bus reached the border and my heart wept for I know that it would not be this easy for me to have this kind of adventure in the future.

I know this is not the end of my journey. I know there will be other journeys that I will embark on. But it was sad knowing that this particular journey has come to an end.

This is the end of my travelogue. As what Ibn Battuttah said –

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”


Read the beginning of the journey here.

(p/s: If you have trouble accessing any of the link, kindly email me the URL and I will help to fix them. Thank you! )


We are Khai and Amira, Malaysian travel bloggers behind Kaki Jalans. Our travels have taken us to almost all the countries in Asean and several countries in Europe. We are still actively travelling and adding to this list.

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