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The Thailand-Cambodia Border Crossing: How to Get from Bangkok to Cambodia
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The Thailand-Cambodia Border Crossing: How to Get from Bangkok to Cambodia

We traveled to Southeast Asia in the winter of 2016 (after being in Egypt for two months) to see Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. There’s so much to see in Southeast Asia, it was hard to decide what to focus on, but Bangkok was the most obvious hub as far as flying into the region and Angkor Wat was the most obvious tourist destination that we had to see. After Angkor Wat, we flew from Siem Reap to Vietnam ...
Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo Gallery
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Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo Gallery

We took a taxi from our vacation rental to the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok the day before our trip to Aranyaprathet in Eastern Thailand at the Cambodian border. When we arrived mid-day, we found that the station was well-organized and easy to navigate. There was even reserved seating for monks and novices. And snack shops selling things like potato chips and bottled water (a must for when the heat ...
Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing
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Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing

This video shows our departure from the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand. The train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet in Eastern Thailand at the Cambodian border leaves early in the morning (before the sun rises--at 05:55). It's a very basic train, with no air conditioning (which is probably why it leaves so early in the morning...we arrived just before it got "intolerably" hot on the train), and ...
Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand Part II
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Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand Part II

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand is located in the Old City and it's a hub for night-life. When we visited Bangkok, it was the first destination we visited, walking through the city all the way from our vacation rental (Bangkok is relatively safe). In this video, we check out the light vibe of Bangkok and soak it up after having just spent 8 weeks in the more serious social climate of Cairo, ...
Khao San Road Performers in Bangkok, Thailand
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Khao San Road Performers in Bangkok, Thailand

After spending 8 weeks in Egypt, we jetted over to Bangkok, Thailand and our first destination once we got there was Khao San Road. What a totally different vibe than Cairo, Egypt! A famous book called "The Beach" describes Khao San Road as, "the center of the backpacking universe." And Khao San Road is centrally located in terms of the most famous tourist attractions in the city (Wat Phra Kaew, the temples ...
Things to Do in Bangkok: Give Hugs in Bangkok on Khao San Road
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Things to Do in Bangkok: Give Hugs in Bangkok on Khao San Road

While traveling to Bangkok, Thailand in early 2016, we visited Khao San Road. Khao San Road is a popular tourist destination for travelers to Bangkok, and has plenty of restaurants and shopping places to visit. There are some just plain interesting things going on in Khao San Road, too...Related Posts:Things to Do in Bangkok: Khao San Road (video)Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Cambodian Border ...
Tourism in Thailand: Lydi Fights Off Jet Lag in Bangkok
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Tourism in Thailand: Lydi Fights Off Jet Lag in Bangkok

We visited Bangkok in early 2016 after a 8-week trip to Egypt. In this video, Lydi has jet lag and keeps falling asleep in the taxi on the way to our vacation rental, but tries to stay awake to see the city.Related Posts:Tourism in Thailand: Lydi Tries to Learn Thai (video)Things to Do in Bangkok: Give Hugs in Bangkok on Khao San Road (video)Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Siem Reap (video) ...
Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Cambodian Border
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Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Cambodian Border

We'd gotten up at 3am to get packed to make it on a 6am train out of Bangkok to Cambodia. We'd cross the border from Thailand into Cambodia (from Aranyaprathet to Poi Pet) later that day.Related Posts:Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Siem Reap (video)Bangkok to Siem Reap: The Shuttle Bus at the Thailand/Cambodia Border (video)Southeast Asia Train: John Plays Peek-a-Boo (video)Train ...
Tourism in Thailand: Lydi Tries to Learn Thai
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Tourism in Thailand: Lydi Tries to Learn Thai

Tonal languages are hard. Thai is a tonal language that is spoken predominately in Thailand, and when we were planning to travel to Thailand for a few months we decided to take on the Thai language more seriously. Although very difficult, the Thai language is super fun. It sounds like music with its various tones, and is an interesting language to explore for language nerds and visitors to Thailand ...
Southeast Asia Train: John Plays Peek-a-Boo
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Southeast Asia Train: John Plays Peek-a-Boo

On the train from Bangkok to Cambodia, John played peek-a-boo with a Cambodian 2-year-old who was a passenger on the train with her family.Related Posts:Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo GallerySoutheast Asia Train: Bangkok to Siem Reap (video)Southeast Asia Train: Bangkok to Cambodian Border (video)Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing (video)Bangkok ...
Things to Do in Bangkok: Khao San Road
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Things to Do in Bangkok: Khao San Road

After an 8-week trip to Egypt, we were very excited to arrive in Bangkok. In comparison to Cairo, Bangkok was extraordinarily clean and organized, and we had fun walking down Khao San Road. The same evening that we visited Khao San Road, we also visited Bangkok's Chinatown and some of the famous "wats (temples)" in the area.Related Posts:Things to Do in Bangkok: Give Hugs in Bangkok on Khao San Road ...
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