Bangkok round II

Trip Start Jan 06, 2007
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Trip End Jul 29, 2007


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

We were warned about the buses to Bangkok by many tourists and guide books, so we weren't surprised when our bus broke down halfway along the extremely bumpy and unpaved road out of Cambodia.  It was only our aircon that broke down which made for a sweaty 10 hour ride, but thankfully there were no flat tires to be had along the way. When we arrived at the Cambodia - Thailand boarder we were amazed to see the drastic change from one country to the next.  On Cambodia's side the roads were dusty and filled with potholes, on Thailand's side, the roads were paved and lined with power lines.  It was interesting to see.  We had to hop onto another bus to get from the boarder of Thailand to Bangkok, another 2 hour ride which was nothing compared to the 10 hours we just experienced.  This time round 2 in Bangkok was much more enjoyable, for one we still had all our money that we came with, and two we knew where we were going and were in the right frame of mind to deal with the hustle and bustle of Koh San Road.  We bee-lined straight off our bus, past Koh San Road to get to our guesthouse, dropped off our heavy packs and headed straight for a Pad Thai and spring roll street vendor, that we have been craving for since we left Thailand.  Since we only had one full day to run our errands, we wasted little time to get moving the next morning.  The first thing we did was head straight to the amazing Muesli and fruit stands for a healthy breakfast before hopping on a bus to MBK shopping centre.  Our day of shopping was great, we managed to purchase everything we planned on and by 3pm were at the post office sending everything that we have accumulated over the last 3 months spent in S.E.Asia.  We were so glad to get rid of all that extra weight that we have been lugging around. 
That evening after dinner, we checked out of our room and made our farewells to S.E. Asia before hoping on a local bus to the Airport for Sri Lanka.  We can't believe how fast 3 months have gone!         
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