Left Battambang by bus around midday (finally we got a lie in!) and headed off to the border at Poipet to be signed out of Cambodia and into the Land of Smiles! We weren’t smiling at all when we found out, despite what the internet says, that you can’t get 30 day visas at this border, which meant that we were going to have a nice big fine of 2000 Baht (40 quid) to pay at the airport when we leave – not a good start!! At least our bus to Bangkok was pretty comfortable and didn’t take too long so we arrived on the famous Khao San Road just in time to check in to a hotel and head out for some dinner. The Khao San really isn’t quite what I was expecting, more Vang Vieng but on a much bigger, crazier scale – instead it’s actually quite civilised and not very rundown at all! Plenty of market stalls and street sellers with vastly overpriced goods and plenty of bars with buckets of sang som – all too tempting so I gave in and ordered a big jug of beer, then a big bucket of sangsom. By the time those were finished I was well up for partying, which lasted all of one drink into the next club then I had to go back to the hotel and the next thing I knew I was sitting on the floor in the shower washing sick off myself – classy!!! The next day, unsurprisingly, I didn’t feel very good! Spent most of the day wandering around the Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri (which is a bit more what I expected the Khao San Road to be like – and is much nicer than the KSR too) checking out the market stalls and hiding from the sun in cafes! At least this evening we are heading off on an overnight bus (the boat) down to Ko Tao for some relaxation and beach time!
One night on the Khao San Road
August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am (Uncategorized)