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How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang - The BeauTraveler

How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang

Yes, I am aware that it’s almost 1.5 years since I came back from my last Indochina trip. But I’m still writing about my experience, from flying with Vietnam Airlines to getting sick in Vientiane. As I initially planned, I also headed back to Malaysia from Thailand by crossing the border with a bus from Hat Yai to Penang. And today, I’m going to talk about the latter! 🙂

As I previously mentioned, Hat Yai in Songkhla Province is more popular for Malaysian visitors since the city is only 4 hours away from Penang. And because of that, it’s relatively easy to find a bus that departs from Hat Yai to Penang or even some other cities in Malaysia.

I took the bus to Penang since my last visit to the city, it was a really short trip for my friend’s wedding, so I guess I would stop by to explore some other areas there. My other intention to stop by Penang is also to make sure that Laksa Penang is really better than Laksa Sarawak, a mere belief that most people from Peninsular Malaysia think when they talk about laksa. Spoiler alert, I stand with my belief and I think Laksa Sarawak is better! 😛

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Review: Second Class Train from Bangkok to Hat Yai by Thai Railway

After I took the first-class train from Nong Khai to Bangkok, I decided to take the train again when I left the capital city to Hat Yai. It had been a while since I wanted to stop by Hat Yai in Thailand, so I was quite excited to stop by the city before returning to Malaysia.

Hat Yai is a city in Thailand that is more well-known for Malaysian visitors than the rest. Located in Songkhla province, it’s situated only a few hours by car from Penang. It’s also notable for a higher population of Malay-Muslim and Chinese-Thai citizens than the other cities in Thailand. Long story short, if there’s any city in Thailand that I could relate to my roots, that would be Hat Yai.

Apart from the train, there are also some sleeper bus services available from Bangkok to Hat Yai that you can book through Bookaway. In fact, it was also one of the options when I planned out to leave Bangkok since my first booking was canceled as the ticket to Hat Yai was sold out on my first attempt.

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What You Could Get in Leeds for $10 – Parks, Markets, Museums, and Water Taxis to Spend on the Budget

Hi everyone!

It wasn’t my intention to cover Leeds on our $10 series this week, just a few days after Arsenal won over Leeds United on the English Premier League. #COYG

But I guess something gotta happen, so here we are! This week, we’re going to cover what you could do around Leeds for under $10 USD as Rachel from AverageLives will be sharing some snippets on how to travel there on the budget.

So, what could you get in Leeds for $10?

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What You Could Get in Baguio City for $10 – 5 Things to Do in the Summer Capital of the Philippines

Hi everyone!

I just realized that in the past few weeks, I covered some cities in the area that I know best: Southeast Asia. Even better, because this week we’re going to cover another city in the region. And this time, we’re going to the Philippines and talk about Baguio City.

So, after we talked about Sihanoukville and Chiang Rai in the past weeks and some other cities in the Philippines like Angeles City, we’re going to talk about how far you could get in Baguio City for $10!

Thanks to Dea of How She Wonders, check out what you could do in the city on the budget!

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