5 06 / 11 / Nov 18:11 Friday, November 6 5 06/11 / Nov 6:11 p.m.
Today we decided to deviate from our habits and to join with the people crowd the malls in the Thai capital!
We need to get our visas at the embassy in 15 hours, this leaves us time to quietly leave our hotel around 10:00 and jump in a taxi. For 71 baht, drop me six kilometers away, before the Panthip PLAZZA, 604/3 Petchaburi Road.
This is a mecca for those looking for IT products or the last device in style! These are entire floors dedicated to them, and we will spend nearly four hours to browse the shelves of the countless shops!
Just time for lunch on the go and we leave this building almost reluctantly, to recover the Skytrain which we must place near the Burmese Embassy.
Arrived at the subway station, the show is impressive for us poor Orleans! Again we are faced with a maze of very congested freeways, topped by the Skytrain lines and surrounded by buildings. Giant screens are hung on the walls and broadcast advertisements, stairs go in all directions, and it is teeming with people!
However, we end and easily find our subway and then discover an ultra modern means of transport, quiet and air-conditioned!
We'll spare you the story of the nearly five hours that followed: we got our visas and then have accrued from bank to bank trying to get new dollars required to be used in Burma provided. After performing nearly a dozen bank, we typed at the door of exchange counters in the street and even with a jeweler: Skin ball! We also tried with a travel agent who practiced rate passing a French bank for charity ... and in the end did not want to show us the dollars we had to buy! In the course of ideas and especially solutions, we exchanged euros baht from a bank, then the baht traded in dollars to our new travel agency with a fee of 20 €. We will leave Sunday for Yangon as planned!
Waiting to finish the day, we went underground, lost in the alleys of MBK Center, vast store where you can find anything!
Once out, we will be surprised by the lights of the street and buildings around us, the agitation that still exists here at this late hour, however the country is nearly 21 hours. A taxi dropped us at the hotel, tomorrow is another day ...
Signed Scarlett and Rhett
Bangkok, Friday, November 6, 2009
NB: the man in the second photo, it is not Paul VI, but the King of Thailand, obviously loved by the public and which include photos almost anywhere in the country. Figure unavoidable and difficult to ignore because his hoe is on the banknotes, in shops, in homes, along roads at the entrance to towns and villages ... A bit like not'président in the media (free) French!
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Places to stay in Cambodia2005-12-02 05:09:47 by islandmanruss
Cambodia is still a bit of the wild west. I have never had a problem finding a place to stay in Cambodia. Prices range from 5 to 25 dollars per night. I would use a reputable travel agent in the US the first time around. Another option fly into Bangkok go see the Royal Palace and hang out around Khao San Road, which is near by, and your certian to find some travel companions there going into Cam...ry poor probably poorer than you can imagine. To a Cambodian an average digital camera cost more than most of them make in a year. So don't leave things of value laying around because they can vanish in an instant.
Don't put all your money in one place if you can help it, try to keep a stash some place.
Your American Passport should be considered one of your most valuable possesions.
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