What to do next?
12/11/11 - 12/11/11
I had one more day in Bangkok before flying out that evening. I took a tuktuk into downtown with some kids staying at my hostel with me from the UK. We got to see the skyscrapers, huge shopping malls, and even the traffic filled with pink taxis.
People say you should save the best for last, and that is exactly how my 6 month trip ended. In my time in Bangkok I still did not have a plan for how I would get back to Singapore by the 15th, so I needed to make a decision. With just a few days left I could either sit in Bangkok for a few extra days or I could go to the only thing I felt I should see before returning to the States: Angkor Wat.
Without knowing much about Angkor Wat other than it was a must-see in Southeast Asia I decided I would go and check it out. I wanted to take a bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia, but my parents decided it was too dangerous for me. The bus system can only go so far, until it reaches the "no-mans land" where Thailand and Cambodia are still having boarder disputes. Then you have to get off the bus and walk about a half mile to the otherside, and in that half mile there are various casinos. All the guide books say once you make it through that space, you just get a tuk-tuk on the otherside to the closest bus station, and then take the bus the rest of the way to Siem Reap. However, my parents decided if I was making another trip to Cambodia, then I would be flying, so I booked my flights.