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Wednesday 4 Nov
Bangkok, Thailand

Chairs on a bus, Bangkok Belly and an Overnight train

We arrive in Bangkok later on in the day after an eventful trip from Siem Reap. To start with there was a space issue and Jessy and I plus three others where forced to sit in the aisle on plastic seats. We take our seats but a young European girl (possibly dutch) wasn't happy at all, she began a vocal tirade upon the poor Cambodian man who obviously didn't understand. All that came from here bout of craziness was the poor girl being reduced to tears; I think she was protesting to the organisation of the bus seating plans but we may never know.

With no major problems crossing the border through to Thailand we get our stamps and contemplate the reasons for a poor 15day visa. When did this change from 30days, we will have to fly in next time to guarantee our visa requirements. Well many hours later we arrive in Bangkok at the Khao San road area and do we have a shock.

So Bangkok and Khao San road, what is there to say? This is where people go when they get bored of travelling and really want to hang out with other tourists. We didn't mind it that much as there is a wealth of very cheap street food, sadly this to we will regret the next day. Like I mention indulging in street food isn't a good idea, we both get Bangkok belly and our tums hurt for three days. This is annoying, we have been eating mainly street food since we left.

There isn't that much to mention about Bangkok really, we visited many temples and markets but I think due to the time we visited within our travels our minds are more set upon the beaches of Malaysia and Indonesia. I hope this need for relaxation doesn't spoil our trip through Laos.

We hang around Bangkok for the day waiting for the 8pm train to leave for Vientiane. This was an experience; we board the bizarre old train that looked like it might be just seats and no beds. The train leaves about 1 hour later and slowly moves towards the Laos border. It turns out that ok and we both have a good nights sleep. Jessy I think has a very good sleep as she passes out straight away and doesn't awake till 7am. A few hours later we arrive at the Laos border, pay our $36 and get another cool 1page visa, and a good 30 day pass. Finally in Laos the country we have been trying to get to for so long.

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