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Apr 23, 2010 - Aranya Prathet.

23 April. Early morning wake up and leaving the Rajah Mansion at 5 o’clock in the morning for a taxi trip to Mo Chit, Bangkok’s Northern Bus station. Bus stations are always a big thrill, because almost all information is on Thai language and script. However I managed to buy a ticket to Aranya Prathet on the Thai- Cambodian border 210 km away. Aranya Prathet is the closest border passing to Bangkok. 6 o’clock I was on my way to the border for my visa-run. After 4 hours, when I arrived to bus station in Aranya Prathet, the first thing I...

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May 4, 2008 - Thailand by the Numbers

Thailand by the Numbers Country Number: 2 Total Days: 12 Average daily cost: $69.00 Average daily cost of accommodation: $23.50 For $23.50/night you get: A double room, private bathroom, hot water, A/C, sink/mirror, towels/toiletries, sometimes includes a basic continental breakfast. Average daily cost of food/drinks: $23.46 Favourite beer: Leo Rebecca’s Favourite Thai meal: Mango Sticky Rice Paul’s Favourite Thai meal: Green curry with shrimp Souvenirs purchased: 4 (T-Shirt for Rebecca, Entourage DVD set, Sarong, Beach mat) Mosquito...

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Jan 9, 2008 - Bus to Cambodia border

Today we spent most of our time in the bus on the way from Khao Yai to Aranyaprathet on the border with Cambodia. On the way, we stopped at a formerly Hindu temple turned Buddhist temple, from the 12th century, called Phnom Rung. It's considered a precursor to Angkor Wat and was built by the same king. But mostly today was about sampling local food, reading on the bus and swimming in the hotel pool. We also sat outside for dinner by the railroad tracks - with a karaoke screen!

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