On the road again
Trip Start Sep 03, 2013
98Trip End Mar 25, 2014
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Back to our room for a shower and another kip
We go down for a snack about 17:30 and check out at the last moment just before 18:00. I drag our bags about 50m to the main road and start negotiating with taxi drivers. As usual none of them want to do the trip to the bus station on the meter but all want 500Bht (10GBP) for what is usually about a 125Bht trip at this time of day. After a few failures I at last find a chap who is willing to negotiate. He wants 500 I offer 200 and we meet half way at 200 – well, it felt like half way to me. The traffic wasn’t too bad and we reach Mo Chit about 18:45 in plenty(!) of time for our 20:30 bus. We sit in the aircon hall for a while before making our way down to the chaos of the bus area just after 20:00. We board right away and have great seats in the small downstairs section of the bus. Good recliners with blankets and hopefully a few hours sleep ahead of us.
The bus leaves on time and we are soon making our way out of Bangkok. As we taxied to the bus station a huge black cloud passed over head with very strong winds but no rain actually fell. As we were leaving the city through a district called Rancid(?!) the streets were awash and people were wading knee deep in water.