Trip Start Aug 26, 2008
145Trip End Aug 17, 2009
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We returned to Kota Bharu to attempt to get a visa from the Thai consulate only to arrive too late to submit our application. It being a Muslim town, the office would be closed on Friday and the earliest we could submit our paperwork would be Thursday. With a 1 day processing time, that meant that the visa would not be ready until Sunday at the earliest.
Instead of cooling our heels any longer in Kota Bharu, we purchased bus tickets to Alor Setar where we would catch a ride to the border station of Sadao, which is equipped to deliver visa-on-arrival services. Unfortunately, this meant a two-day delay in our travel plans while we crossed to Malaysia's west coast in search of a way into Thailand.