March 24, 2017

How To Travel From Bangkok To Siem Reap Via Direct Bus

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.

Border Crossing Bangkok Siem Reap Direct Bus

March 17, 2017

Bus Blunder In Bangkok… Again

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.

Bangkok Bus Blunder

March 10, 2017

How To Have Bangkok’s Wat Pho All To Yourself

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.

Bangkok Wat Pho

March 3, 2017

We Went To Bangkok’s Khao San Road And Somebody Grabbed Me

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.

Bangkok Khao San Road

January 2, 2017

Five and Still Alive

Would you look at that? Echoserang Lakwatsera actually reached five years. I never expected this blog to last this long. When I launched it back in 2012, I already predicted its demise in two weeks. You see, I used to have trouble with commitments and I used to be extremely fickle (well, there are times I still am), but I apparently grew up in the last half a decade and I miraculously kept up with this blog (most of the time anyway).