Anthology of Thai short Stories
The taxi pulled up in front of Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok and the two
Westerners climbed out. Percy looked up with glee at the front of the building and the
domed gable and giant clock.
“Look Sarah… its true – just like the Central Station Frankfurt, no statues but the large
clock and the domed gable are exactly the same!”
Sarah looked at Percy and rolled her eyes. “You know Percy – you are becoming a
Percy and Sarah were travelling up to Chiang Mai. They could have easily flown but
Percy had always been a railway enthusiast and had talked Sarah into making the journey
on the overnight train. Although Sarah was not so keen she had agreed to keep the peace
and make Percy happy. They had already purchased their second-class sleeper tickets
from a travel agency a few days earlier. This was the second week of their holiday, they
had spent the previous week on the beach at Koh Samui and now wanted to see Chiang
Mai and all that the surrounding country side and mountains had to offer.