"At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't..." - Andy Roddick
Day 2 - Friday, 31 Jan 2014
(Koh Lipe - Pak Bara - Hatyai)
|(The entrance to Varin Beach Resort)|
We woke up early and had buffet breakfast at the hotel cafe. After breakfast we packed our bags and headed to the beach to have some photo shots. By 10:00 am everybody was ready to board the long-tail boat direct to the mainland ferry which was already waiting for us.
|(The gang having early breakfast)|
|(SM and Faridah)|
|(All geared up to leave Koh Lipe)|
|(White sandy Pattaya beach)|
|(Taufik and Zali taking a morning walk along the beach)|
|(Beautiful pristine atmosphere)|
|(Basking in the morning sun)|
|(Waiting patiently for the transport)|
|(On the long-tail boat)|
|(Rahim - good-bye Koh Lipe)|
|(We'll come back again soon)|
|(Munawar and Rose)|
|(Rodzi and Norizan)|
|(Syawal with his new friends)|
|(Zali on the upper deck)|
The journey back was smooth and we managed to take a short nap. After reaching the Pak Bara Pier we retrieved our bikes from the parking area and rode to the Pak Bara beach where we had a hearty lunch by the seaside.
|(Arriving at Pak Bara Pier)|
|(Riding the tuk-tuk to the parking area)|
|(A secured parking space for the bikes)|
|(Checking on the next routing)|
|(A group photo of the bikers gang)|
|(Pak Bara beach)|
|(A delicious and sumptuous lunch)|
|(Riding out of Pak Bara)|
|(Next destination, Hatyai)|
We convoyed out of Pak Bara and headed towards Hatyai. We reached the Golden Crown Hotel around 4:30 pm. After checking-in, we took a short rest in the room.
We gathered in the lobby around 8:00 pm and walked a short distance to the shopping area around the Grand Plaza hotel. We indulged in a 2-hour Thai massage before the gang gathered at the roadside warong for a round of teh tarik and pulut durian.