Buses of Thailand

Peng’s School Excursion

On a chilly 15 degree morning at 1.30 am we dropped Peng off at her school to join classmates on an overnight excursion to Kanchanaburi (Bridge over the River Kwai) a ten hour drive from here.

For regular readers you have heard this story before but for newbies there is a reason these trips are particularly rewarding both for Peng and for Gaun and I. Until Peng had a major operation in 2017 to improve her mobility she was unable to attend these regular events, which was a real disappointment for her. Since her recovery from the operation she enjoyed her first trip with classmates last year and now this, her second and final one before heading to university. How pleasing is that! You can read about our ten days in a Thai hospital as part of that rather dramatic experience in my post HERE.

Five of these beautiful Thai buses where loading up as we arrived and at night they look completely out of this world, almost literally. I just love them. They reflect the fun nature of Thailand and a more flexible attitude to regulations that puts an enjoyment of life ahead of the tight gray government attitudes (sometimes) as would be the case in many of our home countries. These are karaoke machines on wheels complete with huge sound systems inside and out, disco lighting and TV screens. You can never say ‘seen one bus seen them all’ in Thailand because the lighting, artwork and internal layout are all different and hugely entertaining. The bus shown above is Peng’s and my pick of the bunch.

We have another early morning Wednesday as the buses return at around midnight to deliver a bunch of tired but I am sure happy school kids back to family.  I won’t add words to most of the following photos because what can one say?