Krung Thep for short
Trip Start Jan 28, 2009
49Trip End Sep 05, 2009
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Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
That's Bangkok to the rest of us. The City of Angels with the longest name in the world, and the second longest cab rides (behind Naples), for what ought to be a couple of Ks. Anyway, it's bliss, even on the frosty 6-hour bus journey to Chumporn.
Bangkok-Koh Tao: 600 baht (freezing bus, smelly lav if you sit at the back) and express boat.
Total time: approx 12 hours.
We stayed about 5 nights - 3 more than anyone should - because of marital prep. stuff. My better half is Canadian. She's nice, and so is her embassy (eh). I, a demi-Brit, was not impressed with the cost and red-tape of Her Majesty's Service. I won't go into it, but it's done, and I'm happy. If you have 200000 USD handy, my advice is: buy yourself a Panamanian passport - travels just as well.
On our way to paradise and legal to marry...