After about 2 hours, which was more than I had expected, the bus finally reached Phimai only after nightfall. I quickly got down when the bus stopped near clock tower in the town center as I knew that my guest house should be nearby there. I had totally forgotten to save the address of guesthouse this time and thought would be having a hard time finding it. But to my surprise the very first person I had enquired about Boonsiri guesthouse guided me to the lane where it was located and not more than five minutes by walk I reached the place. Then I told myself, "now that's the magic of a quite little town with friendly neighborhoods, you are never gonna get lost even without a proper address".
The guest house was run by a Chinese family and the host was an elderly Chinese lady who hardly spoke any English. Her son or might be grandson was the only one who knew English, but he was not available there. Initially I felt little uncomfortable to stay there as none of them spoke any English. Adding to that, I realized that I was the only guest there that time and I was given a big dormitory room in which I had to stay all alone and it really felt a kind of spooky. I quickly got re-freshened and got out of there to check out the night life of the town.
It was already half past nine and as I walked towards the town center I could hardly see any traffic on the roads now and most of the shops were already closing up except for some food stalls in the night market. After a quick dinner there I went down to the bar around the corner of town center opposite to clock tower, for some beer. It seems to be the only bar in town and also a decent one. Earlier when I got down from bus I saw some foreigners in there but now they all had left and I was the only customer in there too. After a couple of beers and some friendly chat with the bar tenders, who also didn't speak any English, I decided to call it a day and walked back to the guesthouse for a good nights sleep.