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A ridiculous journey to Bangkok!

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So, as mentioned in a previous blog entry, our plans to travel overland by bus from Battambang to Bangkok were scuppered by the ridiculous bribes we would have had to pay to get a tourist visa when we were in Phnom Penh. I think we both regretted not paying the embassy guard's bribes at some point during our journey...

The flights from Siem Reap airport (very close to Battambang) were too expensive for us so we had to travel all the way back to Phnom Penh! Our journey to Bangkok therefore involved a six hour bus ride in the wrong direction, a long tuk-tuk ride from Phnom Penh centre to the airport, a couple of hours waiting around in Phnom Penh airport, a 40 minute flight (!), and a one hour taxi from Bangkok airport to our hostel. Ridiculous!

After a quick shower, I met up with a friend from Indonesia for dinner and drinks on Khao San Road (which is a pretty crazy place!) and Jo relaxed at the hostel updating the blog.

Lesson learnt today...sometimes it pays to bribe!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 07:41 Archived in Cambodia Tagged phnom penh

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