A Visa Run to Burma. . That will give me time to do more on Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, time to check out Bangkok and then get going again. So, after a days panic of imagined lost passport……,calling embassies, filling in new passport applications, booking flights to Bangkok and then FINDING the passport (see video), I did the Visa Run. Hard Core travel. A night boat from the island to Surithani port on the mainland.
What was supposed to be a VIP bus at 5.30 am becomes a truck-taxi for 4 hours to Ranong, where you take a 30 min trip in a failing longboat to Burma (MyanMar), get your stamp and get out again the same route.

But the scenery and people you glimpse when you hit the crossing – well worth th effort and why it warrants a seperate post here so it doesnt get confused in the Koh Phangan posting, where i took the visa run from and back.

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Title: LOST-Passport
Description: What a nightmare

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Title: Visa-Run
Description: How to extend your visa