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Trip Start Nov 30, 2009
Trip End Nov 06, 2010

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A very dirty bus...

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

We arrived at the airport 3 in the afternoon and it was over 30 degrees and very humid. Immediately started pouring with sweat and loving it. After getting through customs, we headed to the bathrooms to change. Since we had been coming in from London, we were wearing almost all the clothes we brought with us. Changing into our "swim trunks and flippy-floppies" never felt so good! 
Before we left Canada we had promised ourselves to take more public transit on foreign countries, just for fun. Just finding the right bus stop outside the airport took 5 minutes. But then, once we found it, we met a great guy from California, Skye. He had just been in India for the last 7 months, and had tons of great stories. He had never been to Thailand before, and not done any research, so we told him as much as we could. The public bus from the airport was free, and took us to a bus station. Right as we came up to the ticket booth, our bus was pulling away, and the ticket booth employees told us to run. The bus driver saw us running towards him and stopped for us. The bus into town only cost a dollar each. Awesome. The ride took probably an hour and a half. It was an interesting ride and gave us a chance to get accustomed to finally being in Thailand. Also gave us time to tell Skye as much as we could to help him out on his travels. We finally got to Ko San Road (south-east asia backpacker central) and grabbed a bucket and some great thai food. Skye was heading north and we were heading south, so we went and bought tickets and went our separate ways. 
The bus ride was interesting. From the outside, the bus looked brand new. But when the sun came out in the morning, you could tell that this bus had seen much better days. It was in rough shape. Also, the bus made a very strange and loud creaking noise every time we went over even the smallest bump. And there was a lot of bumps on our eight hour journey. Sleep was next to impossible. Ryan gave the bus a 2 out of 10 stars, only because of cambodian death bus. Otherwise it would have been the worst bus ride (so far) of his life, and it was the worst of Frida's (again so far) Laos will probably have some very sketchy bus rides, which we look forward to. 
After a long and noisy night, we transferred buses several times, all of them shitty. We finally made it to the pier and got on the boat. We slept the whole boat ride and when we woke up, we were in paradise!
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Sister Butch on

All your pictures are great! I love the blog idea, it's way more personal then facebook. Keep up with the posts please, and dont enjoy the sun to much

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