Random thoughts in a town by the seaside
The most popular transport is the motorcycle, which is affordable and easy to ride in many smaller roads. I stuck to walking, despite the many invitations to hitch a ride in their pickup trucks and taxi motorcycles. Its easier for me to walk, even in the incredible heat, to meet people, engage in conversations, and to observe life in Narathiwat.
I feel removed from global and Thai news, many times ignoring the annoying alerts on my BlackBerry whenever news would materialise. I feel a need to distant myself from the world, to focus my thoughts and senses on Narathiwat.