By: Clay Tun
I decided to go Cambodia because I wanted to see Angkor Wat, and the cheapest way to get there from Bangkok is by taking the bus or train. I thought I had it all planned it out. I had written instructions from 3 years old forum without a map. I thought it was good enough.
The night before I left Bangkok
I stayed with my friends at Shangri-La Hotel, which is a 5 star hotel. I asked the front desk clerk about getting to Poi-Pet border to cross into Cambodia. The clerk asked “Why do you want to go there? It’s nothing there…dangerous…my sister had bad experience…etc.” They found an easy solution which was to take the casino bus. It’s a direct bus that go straight to the border, and will not pick up passenger along the way. When I found out about this, I had to change my plan. So I did a quick research about this bus station and the bus that go there. I found a few article/forum posting from 2009. After reading people forum, my worry was set to ease.
In the morning few of my travel buddy already left to the airport. I started getting my stuff and head to the hotel lobby. I met the front desk clerk and he had already called the taxi for me. When the taxi arrived, the clerk started talking to the driver. After hearing them going back and forth, I begin to worry. I was like “What is going on? At this rate I will miss the bus.” After they finish talking the taxi driver got back in the car and drove off. I’m like WTF just happened.
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