This old lady was selling fresh young coconut. She was just staying in that corner to avoid the busy river with lot of boats, both tourists and vendors. I was at the other side of the riverbank. She suddenly caught my attention while I had my brunch. I grabbed my camera and zoomed the lens to capture this image. The moment I looked at her, I got mixed emotions. That kind of moment is the reason why sometimes I travelled solo. I want to see and feel the reality of life, those ordinary things. Honestly, at that very moment, I got teary eyed. I miss my mom!
My last day and I was so lazy to get up. I needed more sleep. Tired. I decided to cancel my last itinerary which is the Tone Nga Chang Falls. I woke up late. Got ready and wandered the streets. Explored the city.
Hat Yai Park or Hat Yai Municipal Park is a huge compound consisting of an ice dome, big lagoon, planetarium, cable car connecting the two hills and temples. Standing Buddha complex occupied one of the hills. This park is very much visited on weekend as locals spend their weekend to chill, relax and enjoy their free days. For tourists, this park should be in your itinerary.
After my morning dip in Samila Beach and watched the sunrise, I went back to the hotel, took my breakfast, packed up and checked out. I hired a tuktuk right outside the hotel to send me to the bus terminal. I was heading to Hat Yai City. I paid 20 baht to the tuktuk. The driver dropped me in a small public market and told me to wait for the bus. I got worried as I was expecting for a bus terminal until a tout asked me where to go. I told him I am heading to Hat Yai. He told to wait. I was really hoping he would inform me once the right bus would arrive and yes he did. It was difficult to determine the right bus because all the signage are in Thai alphabet. I took the ordinary bus. The bus crew issued me the bus ticket and asked my fare. It was only 20 baht. Pretty cheap for a 35-km ride.