January 29, 2014
We arrive at the airport in Phnom Penh for our CAMBODIA ANGKOR AIR flight to BANGKOK. Details of this day leaving Cambodia are in my blog post for Cambodia, January 29, 2014. Flight is short and soon we are in Thailand!! Our flight is on time and we easily claim our checked baggage and get through passport control/customs/immigration with no problems. Next order of business is to change some money. I use one of the many ATMs located in the airport area to withdraw 10000 baht from my debit account. Unfortunately I took no pictures of this arrival to the airport! Must have been having a senior moment. I find a 7-11 store in the airport and make my first Thai purchase-a bottle of water for 10 baht.
|Our plane from Phnom Penh to Bangkok|
Then, remembering my research, we head to the public taxi desk. We show our hotel voucher/info for our destination. It's very straight forward. You give the destination, they tell you the approximate price, and give you a slip of white paper which says (For passenger) on top. It has instructions written in Thai and English. The dispatcher gives another part of the form to the driver. The driver takes you to your destination. Because of all our luggage we are going in a van instead of a car. This will cost more. The meter fare was 660 baht. I rounded it up to 700 baht.
|View from the pool area|
|Exercise room right by the pool|
|Bathroom opens to sleeping are but can be closed off. Nice deep bathtub.|
|Separate shower area|
|Nice comfortable beds|
|Small couch for sitting and TV that we never turned on|
|Mini fridge and coffee/tea making supplies|
Now that our train ticket situation is settled we decide to have dinner at our hotel as we are too tired to go elsewhere and I'm still recovering from my stomach illness that started in Phnom Penh. I order a nice cup of hot tea, my husband who has an iron clad stomach rejoices with a Singha beer. French fries and vegetable noodle shrimp soup round out our meal. Cost which includes 10% service charge was 297 baht. I should also mention that today was our 46th wedding anniversary. I had plans for a great dinner with after drinks at one of the sky bars. Oh well, there's always my birthday on March 31st when we will be back in Bangkok!
|So so fries|