Crossing the Aranyaprathet-Poipet Border via the direct bus was indeed convenient as hell. However, the journey still left us tired. The Actress and I decided to have dinner first so we could take a breather before we look for our accommodation, Siem Reap Holiday Garden Villa. We almost got lost looking for it. We were that exhausted so our brains and spatial skills did not function properly. However, when we found it and the receptionist ushered us to our room, our almost 9-hour trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap was well worth it.
March 31, 2017
March 24, 2017
The Aranyaprathet-Poipet Border is one of the most (if not the most) notorious borders in Southeast Asia. You will hear a lot of negative things about it from guide books, online forums and even the occasional blog posts. I have crossed this border many times and it’s been a hit and miss, so far. There were times everything went smoothly, while other times the proverbial shit hit the fan. One thing is certain, though: you have to be on your guard and aware of your surroundings, and you have to make those brain cells work fast whenever you are crossing this border. You’ll know why in a few minutes.
March 17, 2017
After visiting Wat Pho and Wat Arun, The Actress and I decided to finally call it a day and head back to our hostel, which is situated in the Bang Rak area. However, due to our incorrect interpretation of Bangkok’s bus routes and the country’s lack for giving a damn on putting up English translations, we ended up boarding the incorrect vehicle. Yes, for my second trip to Bangkok I had another bus blunder.
Bangkok, we seriously have to stop doing this.
March 10, 2017
Traveling while working at the same time is not an easy feat to accomplish. You need discipline and some serious time management skills. Also, you have to accept the fact that there are certain hours of the day that you won’t be up and about exploring the city you are visiting. That’s exactly what happened to me the day after The Actress and I went to church and visited Khao San Road.
March 3, 2017
After my excessively religious morning at Bangkok’s Assumption Cathedral, The Actress and I decided to go to Khao San Road that night. We made our way to Hua Lamphong Station because we thought it would be easier to hail a cab there but in spite of it being a Sunday, the evening rush hour was in full swing. We ended up taking the bus, which is something I am not thrilled at because bus rides in Bangkok often get me lost as their routes are confusing as hell. Not to mention that they also couldn’t give any damn for English translations. The Actress had the same sentiments after our adventure to Chatuchak Market the previous day. We were expecting the worst like alighting in a far-flung destination in Bangkok. Thankfully, however, we got to Khao San Road early and in one piece.