Our flight to Bali was so early we were back up out of bed before a lot of people had even gone to theirs! The drive through Bangkok at 2:30am was made more memorable by our taxi driver taking racing lines on the motorway and generally not stopping for no-one! We arrived at the airport unscathed and managed to get through check-in and all the other important steps before embarking an airplane fairly quickly.
We fancied a bit of walking today, as while on the tour we often took tuk-tuks or taxi’s around town to speed things up, and to keep to the predetermined, high intensity schedule. Today’s itinerary was much more… open, so we went for a stroll.
Today started slightly more relaxed than previous mornings and we headed down to the breakfast buffet to eat our fill.
The Grand Palace is only a short walk from our hotel and so we set off to meet one of our tour group buddies and see the Palace.
This morning was our last supervised portion of time in Thailand, thanks Moh; it was fantastic to have such an enthusiastic, friendly & knowledgeable guide through Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok. Our group met at the hotel’s reception, after a buffet breakfast. Probably the best breakfast we’ve had so far! There were 6 of us on the tour (plus Moh), a great bunch, a pleasure to travel with. We began our morning by walking to the marine terminal, a short walk from the hotel, this would be our starting point for the river / canal tour through central Bangkok.
Most of today was a travel day from Siem Reap to Bangkok. Our Minibus picked us up at 7am and we hit the road sharp.