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View from a Tropicana bungalow

For better or worse (mostly worse), I drank my share of drinks our last night on Koh Tao, leaving me extremely tired the following morning.  The sunburn was sucking the life out of me too, and I was no closer to getting over the cold I'd picked up a few days earlier.

Ferry to mainland

Burnt to a crisp, the fast ferry's rooftop views were sacrificed for the lightly chilled air of the main deck.  The Ben Stiller movie about spending a night in a lively museum played on the plasma TV screen.  Upon arrival on the mainland, we geared up for the overnight bus ride back to Bangkok.  My bus buddy, as Josie called the people we sat next to, was a German stewardess from Frankfort with Lufthansa, which reminded me of Christina from Koh Phangan.  She said, and is it little wonder, that Bangkok is a very popular vacation spot for airline workers because of the super cheap rates they get to such a major airline hub.

Asus Service Center - Bangkok

Back in Bangkok, while Josie and Catharine pillaged the city's shopping markets, I had extra pages added to my passport, a free service provided by American embassies, and finally bought a new AC adapter from the ASUS service center.

Cool restaurant on Soi Rambuttri

My endgame was playing out well.  After two months in Thailand, I was itching to feel the rush of entering a new country, and Cambodia was in my sights.

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Monday 7th of June 2010

hello friend i read this site and i there are more great tips!

bobscottonline

Tuesday 9th of September 2008

Check out Tasty Dog in the Kingdom podcast - great insight to the country from an American ex-pat working for a NGO. Maybe you could meet up, she has a great personality.

Living vicariously through your blog - travel on my friend, travel on!

Dave

Thursday 11th of September 2008

Thanks for the recommendation....hard to keep up with others' blogs while away, but I know I'll want to read them once my trip ends.

Glad you're out there reading!

bobscottonline

Wednesday 10th of September 2008

Check out Tasty Dog in the Kingdom podcast - great insight to the country from an American ex-pat working for a NGO. Maybe you could meet up, she has a great personality.

Living vicariously through your blog - travel on my friend, travel on!

Dave

Thursday 11th of September 2008

Thanks for the recommendation....hard to keep up with others' blogs while away, but I know I'll want to read them once my trip ends.

Glad you're out there reading!

PhilipLilly.com

Tuesday 9th of September 2008

I was just curious what you thought of Bangkok? From what I have read many people don't care for Bangkok compared to the rest of Thailand. I hope you enjoyed Thailand :mrgreen:

Dave

Thursday 11th of September 2008

I enjoyed Bangkok, especially after my 3 months in Nepal and India. Of course no matter how clean, and modern a city, it's tough competition against the amazing scenery on the islands. They're too different to compare. Best to appreciate both in their own right. :)

PhilipLilly.com

Tuesday 9th of September 2008

I was just curious what you thought of Bangkok? From what I have read many people don't care for Bangkok compared to the rest of Thailand. I hope you enjoyed Thailand :mrgreen:

Dave

Thursday 11th of September 2008

I enjoyed Bangkok, especially after my 3 months in Nepal and India. Of course no matter how clean, and modern a city, it's tough competition against the amazing scenery on the islands. They're too different to compare. Best to appreciate both in their own right. :)

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