... and from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

Aranyaprathet Travel Blog

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The pool
Yes, we are back, no doubt! In Aranyaprathet we experience that good old Thai efficiency again! After Customs, we are waited by a young man who changes our tickets into red labels. We are among the first, but slowly more and more peops join the group. After half an hour or so a minibus shows up. Passengers with a red label are asked to hop in. So that's what we do.

The first part of this journey didn't give me a safe feeling, but neither does this second part. Not because of the bus or the road, both are in splendid condition, but because of the driver. This guy is a kind of Ralf Schumacher on speed! How fast can a minibus go? When I look at the dashboard I see the needle tremble beyond the 170 mark...

Touchdown is 2,5 hours after our departure. Must be a new record. We decide to head for the New Siam Riverside. It's more expensive than the New Siam II, where we stayed before, but this hotel has a great pool next to the river. From the 5 days we have still left before we will be flying back to Holland, we want to spend 4 days somewhere on a beach, so we can only stay 1 day in Bangkok. Exactly the time we need to do some serious shopping.
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The pool
The pool
photo by: bhush2006