The little province of Satun is situated way, way down at the bottom of the Thai map. It is as far south as you can go; the next stop is Malaysia, and indeed it was in that country that Satun first came to my attention more than 20 years ago.
I was on my way to Thailand and Satun looked interesting, chiefly because of a set of islands there collectively called Tarutao.
Picturesque Tarutao used to be home to 3,000 political prisoners some 70 years ago.
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