Trip Start Jan 09, 2013
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Well this is extremely inconvenient for a non-expecting traveller like me :-p
I went to the train station yesterday, and all the tickets were sold out for a week! Shit.
I was told at the hostel that I should just go straight to the bus station and hop on a next available bus. The bus station, however, is 1-2 hours away and I didn't want to risk paying $15 cab ride to get there, only to find out buses are sold out as well.
So I walked around town looking for a travel agency. I hoped they will be able to book me a bus ticket in advance
What's worse, there was a fire next to our hostel so the Internet was out the entire day. I was unable to research any alternative methods of transport. What a headache!
I woke up this morning, and headed to the train station again. I remembered reading somewhere that sometimes the they add additional trains during the busy season. I knew it was a long shot but I had to try.
I prayed to the universe as I walked up to the ticket booth.
I got a ticket.
Yesterday the tickets were sold out. Today I was able to get a seat. Well I'm not complaining. I was so relieved I found a way out of Bangkok!!
To celebrate, I treated myself to a MOS cheeseburger and fries (it's a Japanese fast food chain). Then I had some Japanese crepe with green tea whipped cream with egg custard pudding and choco syrup! Yes I know I'm a fat ass. Every pound I gained between yesterday and today was all worth it :-D
I'm headed to the train station now, NOT looking forward to the 12-hr train ride, followed by a 3-hr bus ride. But my scuba diving cruise is in a few days so I just need to stay focused on what's on the other end of this brutal transport!