11.12.2008 - 15.12.2008 19 °C
It is only at the last minute really, that we find out for sure if we are going to travel to Bangkok to eventually get our flight out of South East Asia. The political problems within Thailand have made things very unpredictable, back up plans were put in place but have luckily been unnecessary after the airport was opened just a couple of days before we were due to travel to Thailand’s capital.
A half day long bus journey took us directly from our SiemReap guesthouse, over the border and dropped us right on Kho San road, Bangkok’s backpacker hotspot. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be an area we would choose to stay however at this stage of our trip, the classic sightseeing and souvenir buying was exactly what we required and Kho San has it all. After bargaining a room for half price we absorbed the general hubbub of the street and its bars, restaurants and vendors. One food vendor in particular soon became a regular haunt of ours, serving up tasty Pad Thai and spring rolls.
It took a few days to acquire the last souvenirs I wanted in between exploring the city, but all were purchased at bargain prices and plenty of fun to barter for. That just left a final night out with Lou Lou, a German girl we met in Vietnam, before finishing our packing for the flight to Hong Kong where I hope Christmas will be embraced in its full glory to help get in the mood for our return home.