It is early in the morning. A group of backpackers and I have just got off the bus in the middle of nowhere and are now headed towards a group of taxis. We ask the drivers to take us to different tour operators near Sepilok, but there is just one problem. My tour operator, Uncle Tan’s wildlife adventures is in the opposite direction. I start walking, but soon realize that I have no idea how far I am supposed to walk.
I have been on countless overnight buses, but one stands out from it all. I had only been backpacking for a few weeks on my first solo trip around the world and was heading towards Bangkok from Koh Samui. I had an amazing time travelling Malaysia for about a month before travelling to Thailand. I didn’t know what to expect of Thailand. I feared that it was ruined by tourism, but I had heard so many good things about Thailand, that I was still hopeful. My start in Thailand wasn’t the best, especially the overnight bus was tough. Read more about this bus ride here.