He tried to sell us a ticket for 3000 baht, 1500 baht each. Bargain! 😉 That’s about 35 euros each for a trip of 4/5 hours. Uh, what are the cheaper options? A new list appeared, and the price dropped from 1500 to 400 baht each (12 euro). Still questionable, but since we didn’t hadn’t had any Thai money, it was raining and he would drive us to the ATM before bringing us to the bus station we thought ‘okay’. Got some money and hopped on the little truck again. Arriving at the bus station he asked us to pay, got us new tickets – we thought we already had them, apparently not – and asked if he could give the change to the taxi driver. “Uhm, no. I think you got your cut there already.” He smiled and brought us to the bus to Trang and left.
We arrived in Trang about 6 o’clock and decided to stay there for the night before continuing the trip to Koh Lanta. The chauffeur dropped us at Big C, a shopping mall. We bought some Thai SIM cards so we could find our own way again instead of relying on people that are trying to get a good price for those dumb backpackers ;). We used it straightaway to find a nice hostel, and took a kind of tuktuk to our hostel. It was a good hostel, with good comfortable and spacious beds. We walked to a little night market and I tried some Pad Thai. No, still not my kind of dish. Tired of the long day we got to bed early. Up to Koh Lanta tomorrow!