Couchfish Day 249: You’re a hobbyist

The people you meet

Heading south from Phattalung, the obvious next stop is Hat Yai, the transport hub of the far south. A sprawling city—the largest in southern Thailand—Hat Yai is far from close to my heart, so I skip it and head to Songkhla.

While Hat Yai is better known (and more visited), Songkhla is the provincial capital, and far more to my liking. The town traces it…

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