Bangkok | useless Lao money they won't exchange it !
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February 8th, 2010 – by: herman_munster
Only later I found out the money changer/bank in Thailand refused to!!! $hit, I still have 420,000 Lao Kip equivalent of $ 48 nowhere to be exchanged or used.
Soon afterward I took a coach to Bangkok Patpong area, where the booked hostel was. That night I still had useless 420,000 Lao Kip nowhere to be traded. I was only spending 2 days in Bangkok that further enquire on how to get into Cambodia informed me to take an early morning bus to AranyaParthet-Poipet border. The bus known among local going to Cambodian Casino for some dirty gambling at the border. Haven't had a real thai food in Bangkok I choosed the easier option having KFC that later I regreted it. The chili sause and kecthup probably recycled-out, I felt uneasy and headache woken up at 3am ran into toilet puking and had diorhea! This was my first ever food poisoning incident in my entire backpacking months. The bus to border leaving at 5am and there was no sign of recovering. Every half an hour or so the toilet became my living. At 10 am I had to decide what to do, by train to the border or waited the next day bus. I took some useless medicine bought at 7-11 that I felt a bit better not from the said pill. I drank a lot of water and headed to Bangkok train station leaving for Aranyaparthet at 1pm.
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