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Finding your way around Bangkok

6 Jul

My personal travel style is to walk all over a city and explore all the “touristy” nooks and the “non-touristy” corners but we have come to realize that a majority of Asian cities, due to their size and weather, don’t give you that flexibility.

Now Bangkok is a big and a spread out city with quite a few things to see and do that are strewn all over the place. So while traveling here, we had to rely a lot on public transport – some was easy to figure out, while some was quite painful. So I decided to put together this post as a quick introduction / short intro guide to help anyone get a basic sense of public transport and find their way around and about this city. Continue reading

Thailand & Cambodia – A Broad Trip Outline

1 Jul

After a long time (and after numerous unsuccessful attempts) we finally went on a holiday and that too to on a 11 day trip to Thailand (5 days) and Cambodia (6 days). This trip was essentially for visiting Cambodia but we figured that the cheapest way to do it was via Bangkok and hence we routed it through Bangkok and spent some time here. This post is just a small teaser with details of our travel itinerary and some quick pictures whereas I will cover each place in further detail through several additional posts.

For the trip we booked return tickets via Indigo Airlines to Bangkok (though didn’t like the flight much but more on that later).

Day 1 – We reached Bangkok by late afternoon and generally did a small walking tour  of our neighbourhood.

Day 2 – 4 – Left Bangkok by road and entered Cambodia through the Aran – Poipet border. Then drove to Siem Reap and did a cruise / boat tour of the floating village of Tonle Sap.  2 days we visited the famous temples of Siem Reap i.e Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prom, Banteay Srei and many others. Also visited the Pub Street and shopped at the Night markets, Old Markets etc.

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