Cambodia, Moving On!
When you are travelling for a long time, you learn not to be sad when moving on to your next destination, but to be happy you had the chance to meet new friends, new culture and customs that make one place so special for you, that will feels like home any time you come back.Leaving Koh Tao was harder than we imagined, but the excitement about Cambodia overpowered the sadness we felt about moving from that special place.
We bought the joined ticket to Bangkok, and we decided we are going to manage it from there on. First we got the boat to Chumphon, where we were supposed to catch the sleeping train to Bangkok. Once we got out of the boat we found our selves in the middle of a street market, where we spotted loads of home made dishes and dried fish, as well as sweets and candies. Old ladies were preparing some of the most famous meals like Pad Thai, right there on spot. The small town looked quite interesting for what we could see, too bad we didn’t had time to stay longer.
After 6 hours of sleep in the train, that was not as uncomfortable as we though, we arrived in Bangkok. The people working at the train station were familiar with travellers like us, and were very helpful and nice to us, and in no time we were in a van towards the Cambodian boarder.
The van driver dropped us out at the boarder as we all needed a visa on arrival, which means, if you’re traveling by land, you’ll need to stop in the middle of nowhere, a kilometre away from the boarder, where a guy is waiting on you to sort your visa out. That’s the first time you’ll regret coming to Cambodia. It’s creepy, its dirty, its not safe and it feels dangerous to be there. Once we passed the boarder we thanked God for staying alive.
One tuk tuk, few misunderstandings and we were in Siem Reap.