"In Bangkok:Tuk Tuk- These..." Thailand Transportation Tip by fatpuppy
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Tuk Tuk- These things are natural gas powered! It's a great ride, adventurous and cheap to get around town. Nicely decorated too!
The local bus system is great unless it's rush hour. You may spend hours cheek to cheek withthat stranger next to you. There are air conditioned busses and the non air conditioned types. Opt for the air conditioned ones if you can spare the extra change.
Want to get there faster than a tuk tuk? Take a motorcycle taxi. It's cheaper and it will get you there faster. Yeah, take a look at the next red traffic light and see why. This is for the ultra adventurist as traffic can be terribly bad in town.
Rent a motorcycle:
In Bangkok you'll have to ask around. They may be situated near hostels in a hidden soi. For $20 a day it's not bad to be able to go where you want when you want for this cheap. In Pattaya, $20 a day will net you a nice sport bike or dirt bike type of motorcycle. It's convenient to get around with one of these.
To get around the country side:
Take the bus system. It's air conditioned, but watch out for those drivers who keep one eye on the road and one eye on the muy-thai fight on the tv screen above him.
If you're taking the train, and don't mind chickens running around in third class, stay in third class. If you do, opt for the A/C in first class and a little more leg room.
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