Today, we made our way towards Bangkok! A situation that couldn't be avoided even if we tried and believe me, we tried!!! We tried to get flights from anywhere in Thailand to anywhere in Vietnam and as the law of the sod dictates...it wasn't possible unless we gave up an arm and a leg! So like a couple of kids who've been told that they have to visit the relative of their nightmares, we sat, miserable as f**k, for 7 hours!
Once in Bangkok, I made the decent decision to move as far away from Khao San Rd as possible, purely because Jess doesn't like smelly dirty s**tholes, and this place was full of the best 5* s**tholes the world has possibly ever seen. It's that dirty in parts that even the rats pay towards their share of your accomodation.
We tried to keep our stay in Bangkok to one night so as we were heading towards Vietnam we needed a visa turned around in one day. What option did we have than get up early, get to the Vietnamese and see what could be done. So after half a nights sleep we got up at the crack of dawn to make sure we beat the crowds of people needing Visas. The embassy opened at 9am so we made our way there for 8:30am and the crowds we saw when we got there?!?!?! What crowds?!?! Was this even the embassy? Not a soul in sight! Balls!!! Could have had an extra half hour in bed!
Eventually, we got into the Embassy and for the hefty sum of 3000THB (60quid), they would give us a visa by 4pm that day. It didn't matter as long as we didn't have to stay in Bangkok any longer! Time to book the night bus to Cambodia!
No better place to book bus trips than Khao San Rd, no matter how much of a s**thole it is. So after asking around a few places it became apparent that our plan to leave Bangkok that evening had a flaw...there were no buses that left in the evening because of one minor problem!!! The border shuts at 5pm!!! S**T!!! Another night in Bangkok was inevitable and not only that, if we wanted to go to the border with Cambodia, we needed to stay near Khao San Rd!
We found ourselves a little room just off Khao San and although basic, it was pretty clean which was a relief to say the least. That night we decided Subway was probably going to be the safest food option...even though the restaurant smelt like something had crawled up someone's arse, died and then got shat out all over the air conditioning intake! It basically smelt like a dead badgers arse, on the road! Still, the sandwich was great though we did have the decency to take it back to our room along with a couple of beers and a bar of chocolate!
Our room had cable which kept us entertained for a while. I say US, I actually mean Jess, because a chick flick was on. "p.s. I love you", basically a story about a man who dies but manages to keep in touch with his widowed wife from beyond the grave. Just the explanation of it would make any grown man want to chop of his balls and feed them to his pet dog for a bit of entertainment! I tried to watch it and get into it but when she met a man, who looked like her ex husband, had the same career as her ex husband and was from the same town as her husband, I thought to myself "f**k off". Simple as that!!! so I opened the beer and drank it...the film didn't get any better! well..until Jess had a little tear in her eye! That was interesting! As films go, this is one that shouldn't come with an age certificate, it should come with a gayness certificate. WARNING - This film should only be watched by women and emotional men! If you're a grown man who's confident with sexuality...put the football on because you'll hate this film. Trust us!!!
The film finished (thank god), Jess said good night and we went to sleep.
The next day was a 6am start as we needed to set off for the Cambodian border! If only we knew what kind of day that was going to be!!!