Moving in Thailand
Left hand driving
Before leaving to Thailand I considered the option of renting a car, to travel around.
The first sight of the local traffic immediately forced me to give up.
Driving on the left it’s tricky for us, even in a disciplined western country, but here, the permanent jamming of the main avenues and the confusion out of them, advice one single solution – no matter what your plans were, get a local driver, as we did.
My previous idea was to rent a car in Phuket, to visit the island; upon arrival, and watching the traffic, I decided not to risk, and to use public transportation.
Tuk Tuk was a wonderful solution: we were seven, but that was no problem, and it was quick, cheap, available everywhere, adapted to the weather, and all the drivers we met were nice guys.
We used it everyday and everywhere.