Seriously..nothing is simple! Especially trips to the Tiger Temple
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Today me, Angela and Jeremy went to the Tiger Temple!! We got up relatively early and caught a taxi to the 'Southern Bus Station'...When we got there the station was completely empty, no tourists and a couple buses. Apparently there are 2 stations but this jerk made us pay him and then pay 50 baht more each to get to the real one from a different taxi driver, and the station is just up the road!! Grr. Anyway, then we bought tickets to Kanchanaburi that costs us 80 baht each, we bought some snacks and then caught the bus. It took 2 hours to get there but the bus ride was pretty fun, we listened to Dane Cook the whole way there.
When we got there we weren't exactly sure how to get to the Tiger Temple, but that problem was solved quickly.
We went into the temple and followed some tour groups and got in this line for some reason, then everyone started walking so we followed. It was SOO hot we were so sweaty.
Getting the photos with the tigers was SOO sweet. They were ginormous! They seemed a little sedated...but the people weren't being mean to them and we got tons and tons of photos with lots of different tigers, it was amazing! One of the coolest things I've ever done by far. After we were done we wandered around a bit and then went back to our taxi man(we changed first..) and went back to the bus station and bought a ticket back to Bangkok. Well, 3 hours into our trip we were still nowhere near Bangkok..so make sure you take the right 2 hour bus not the wrong 4 HOUR bus..it took ages to get back! Then we had to take a taxi BACK to our hostel. It was a pretty expensive day but so worth it!