|So it is always said you should arrive in style! And we arrived at the Cambodian/Thai border in a very mucky style! See that pick up truck in the photo ? Yes good, 6 of us sat in that for hours travelling from Siam Reap to the Thai border! We were all had a nice Brown tinge when we climbed out! It was an experience I can tell you, no broken bum bones which I thought there might be!
The trip was really smooth..... There's sarcasm in that comment! However, we weren't laughing when we saw a water tank spraying water coming in the other direction, we couldn't do anything but watch it coming for us! We were soaked! But all we did was laugh, alot!
So after the pick up we headed on a mini bus for Bangkok, which was to be our home for the next 2 nights.
It's a complete contrast to the previous cities, and it's filthy!
A few of us set out for a explore once we were there, and found the famous Ko'San Road! And i have to say the place is pretty cool, full of fellow back packers so you don't tend to get hasseled as much by the street vendors.
That evening after dinner we went to the most bizzare bar I have ever been too. It's a petrol station by day, a bar by night! (See Photo's) People were sat there smoking right next to the unleaded pump! So very random, the bar was wheeled out and wheeled away at the end of the night! Only in Bangkok!
The following day we did the tourist thing and visited the Grand Palace! The place is really impressive, except those bus loads of tourists seem to of followed us from Cambodia!
Unfortunatley the photo's come no where near to showing how fantastic it is!
On our arrival in Bangkok the 2nd leg of my tour finished, so on our last evening myself, Sophie and Sam who are doing the full 42 day tour were joined by 6 new people, or maybe we joined them! Anyway, we went out for the "Welcome Meal" followed by a few drinks on Ko'San road. Our next destination is Ko Phangan, first thought a de tour to the Bridge over the River Kwai and a trip to the biggest floating market I have ever seen!
You have no choice if you want to look at a vendors stall, they have a long pole with a hook on, they hook you on and drag you in!
Next stop the Bridge over the River Kwai! And, well, it's a Bridge! I don't know what else I can write! Most people know the story if you don't Google it! I did walk across it then walk back again, for saying I have been there done that purposes!
Later in the day we visited the Museum of how it was built followed by the War Cemetary.
Next was the overnight train to Ko Phangan another adventure........