We had time to kill in Haadyai. We arrived here by car, bought our train tickets to Bangkok and had 5 hours before the train leaves.
So we checked out the massage places near the train station.
2 hour Thai massage for 240 baht, i.e. £5! Yes, that is correct – I did not forget to put in a zero, it is indeed £5. This was not going to break my bank – so we had a family massage with three of us in a row of mattresses with David in the middle.
It was unlike any other massage I have ever experienced. My previous massages both in Europe and in Asia have been in serene and quiet rooms with soothing music in the background.
This was the opposite of my past experiences. The old television was on with a Thai slapstick sitcom. Knowledge of the Thai language was not required – David was giggling and laughing away as much as the three massage girls . It was fascinating watching the girls work with their hands whilst craning their head over to watch the TV at the same time. They must know the full rote of what to do with their hands because they were all doing the same thing at about the same time – a synchronised massage!
Here is a picture of David fallen asleep halfway through his massage.