Fact 2: After arriving at Butterworth at 5.30am, Madi found out that our Butterworth - Bangkok train ticket was cancelled. Reason then was not known yet, but was later told that because it had a 5 hour delay somewhere in Thailand, it had to be cancelled.
We rushed to Hat Yai by bus to catch whatever we could to Bangkok. In Hat Yai, we caught another train.
Fact 3: Six hours after Hat Yai, our train was halted by the flood till sunrise, and returned South to Phatthalung. We ended up taking another bus to bypass the flooded area. Two hours later, we were on another train.
Fact 5: We managed to escape the Bangkok protest/rally, that was commencing the same morning we were leaving Bangkok to Trat by bus. Military men was on alert. Crowds were just about to fill up the roads.