Out of Reach

On the road to Krabi – from a work trip to Thailand ages ago

My memory is fading… did I take this through a bus window, or from a tuktuk? Or did we make a stop at some point?

It was raining…

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36 responses to “Out of Reach

  1. That is such an atmospheric photo. I’m inclined to agree that it could make a great book cover… for the right story. As to your first question: I think I need to look up what a tuktuk is! I’d hazard a guess at some kind of jeep, but could be totally wrong!

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    • It must be telepathy, as I saw your comment appear, I was just about to navigate to your site to see if you’ve posted anything! 🙂 Tuktuks are these little boxes (hmm, carts?) on wheels which are popular in Thailand. They’re driven by locals and some have engines, some don’t (those ones resemble bikes, sort of)… The ones with engines are actually a little scary because the drivers sometimes drive insanely fast on the bumpy roads and there are no doors/walls to protect you!

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      • Ah, so that’s what tuktuks are! Thailand does intrigue me, although it’s not uppermost on my list of places to visit. I’m not sure why that is, because so many people love it there. You’ve certainly seen a lot of the world… so many experiences of these strange (‘insanely scary’) modes of transport! 😀
        We’ve had another ridiculously hot day in Malta today. September’s the hottest month here – which seems strange to us from more northerly climes. It’s difficult to keep cool anywhere, but we visited a couple more site to add to my growing list of future blog posts. I had hoped o do one about Valletta before we got home, but I’m not sure I can find the time to write it.
        Do you know, I think Maltese drivers could match those tuktuk drivers in Thailand. I’m sure they all have a death wish. All rules of the road are totally ignored here. But at least, most of the roads aren’t ‘bumpy’. I’m glad you survived your scary rides! 🙂

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        • I was never a huge fan of Thailand really, don’t know why exactly, but not on my list of places to re-visit, either. I’m really looking forward to all your Maltese posts! But I completely understand not having time to blog during the trip! It’s important to remember to enjoy the present moment when you’re on holiday. Hope you ride safely, despite the drivers all having death wishes! 😀 (PS.What type of book could you see the photo fitting? Just curious! And no stress answering if you have holiday things to do!)

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  2. It would depend on a writer’s interests, for a start. I would go for something historical – perhaps of an ancient civilization and a story set therein. A story could also be set more recently, whether adventure tale or romance. That mist/low-lying cloud over the mountains holds mysteries untold… 🙂
    Well, that’s the best I can come up with without my dinner inside me. So fight now, we’re off to one of the 6 restaurants this hotel has to offer. It’s 9. 00 here, and I’m starving! 😀

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