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beginning of our travels!

Thailand and into Cambodia 21st to 24th Feb

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So we arrived after a long flight. the first one was definitely more comfy, however the second flight where we wanted to sleep wasnt so roomy! typical. but we arrived safely, deciding to take the train was a very new experience and quite daunting as we werent entirely sure where we were going. After we arrived at the station we took a tuk tuk to a government tourist office which they obviously get commision! We were then left not quite knowing where we were then got another tuk tuk to Khao san Road! We had finally arrived which was a relief. It is certainly a busy place and Abi and I are agreed that we arent its biggest fan! At night it turns into more of a resort and you just see the same things every 100 meters, but i guess you kind of expect it. I think the fact that we were both running on very little sleep made it slightly harder to enjoy it and 2 days was definitely enough!, but the fruit was amazing. We went to china town the first night we were here with 3 girls we met which was really nice, although we did have a bit of trouble with the tuk tuk driver (we managed to sort it out though and reunite with the others) we then went for noodles which was amazing and only 55 baht wich is the equivilant of about 1.50 gpb. We then decided to get an early night!! we decided though to make the most of our 2nd full day in bangkok before we left for cambodia so we went on an organised trip to the floating markets and the tiget temple. It was a lot of driving but worth it. The floating markets (Kanchanaburi) we very busy as you can imagine but an amazing sight to see. we took a paddle boat around the market to get right into to center of it which was fun, then we took a long tailed speed boat around the the homes on the canal. In the afternoon we had a stop at the bridge over the river Kwai that had been bombed by us to stop the Japanese from using it to transport goods over the river. then we headed to the tiger temple where we got to take pictures with the tigers. The best part was seeing the cub playing in the water and then messing around with the staff.
The following day we got a bus to the Cambodia border which was quite an experience, Very glad we had each other otherwise we may have turned back for home! we left Bangkok at 7am and got to the border at 11.30 then once the otherside we got a bus (very hot and sweaty) to Siem Reap and then a tuk tuk to the hostel (The Backpackers Hostel) at 5.30pm. Quite a day! We plan to stay here for 2 nights and visit Angkor Wat Temple and then to travel on to Sihanouk by sleeper bus! (as there are no trains in cambodia!) then spend some time there then get an overnight bus to Ho Chi Minh City on the 1st of March! we will try to update soon but for now we are going to call it a night! Has been a long few days!!

Posted by Sophie_241 04:09 Archived in Thailand Tagged cambodia thailand bangkok

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Lovely to hear from you. A daunting start by the sounds of it, but exactly as I remember it 25 yrs ago (scary) when I arrived in Bangkok. It'll take you a week or two to settle into travelling and then you will become totally chilled. we have just been at the HCS marches 7's today which you will remember coming to last year as my driver!! Will cameroon and caught up with his mates. Saw Vicky and Fred which was great. Sounds as though you two together make a great team helping each other through the inevitable ups and downs of travelling. Lots of love. D xxxx

by Nic snell

hi soph!!!!! i hope you are having a great time on your travels!!!! i hope you enjoy it!!! lots of love em xoxoxox

by em

(cousin em!!) xoxox

by em

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