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Dec 8, 2007 - Five nights on the Island

Up early, a songtheaw to the pier (a songtheaw is a converted pickup truck, like a Datsun, with the doors removed and the bed converted into two benches with a roof, painted red, yellow or blue, and made for carrying 8-10 passengers), where farangs gathered and some Thais sang along to a blaring karaoke machine. We ordered some fried rice for breakfast and waited for the ferry. A pickup truck backed up to the pier and men unloaded blocks of ice the size of suitcases, wrapping them in burlap sacks before carrying them aboard the boat. A man...

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