Thailand wasn’t in our itinerary initially but it’s the route we had to take in order to reach Cambodia.
So off we go.
It took us a while to reach the train station as none of the tuk tuk drivers knew what train means. It took us a lot of hand gestures to finally make them understand.
And this station is like 40 minutes outside the city so you better get a head start.
We were lucky to grab the last 2 sleepers’ class ticket.
It’s an overnight journey so…..
Don’t worry, this train was a short 5-minute journey to the border of Laos.
Getting through the immigration was easy and straight forward……you’ll figure out the reason I’m saying this in the next post.
We booked a hotel 10 mins away from the train station.
I forgot the name of this hotel; the interior is clean and modern, a comfortable one night stop.
We didn’t really know what to do so we decided to hit the malls.
After being in Laos for 5 days, Thailand seemed so modern in comparison lol.
Little did we know that the ground outside the mall was one of the major places for the riot.
It was like a riot bazaar; there were a lot of booths selling souvenirs.
Such opportunists these people *applauds*
Ordered green curry and seafood tom yam for lunch.
The Thais certainly know their food; I would so go back for these.
We decided to watch a movie to kill time. And we thought since we’re already in Thailand, why not watch a Thai movie?
Chose a soapy love story and bought the combo popcorn + drink + cushion just for the fun of it.
I still have that cushion btw.
And ended up crying buckets watching it hahaha
Nothing aggressive; just a talk given by one of the politicians.
We walked to the train station at 4.30 am to catch the 5.55 am train to Aranyaprathet; it wasn’t really scary, the city was pretty much alive by that time.
Now this was when the fun started.
To be continued