We leisurely packed up our things this morning and went to the Burma-Thailand Railway Bridge Museum which is the one we went to on the first day but found closed. It was very interesting and we spent a good couple of hours there.
We came back to the hotel for lunch and ordered a motorbike samlor taxi to take us to the train station for our return train to Bangkok leaving at 14.45. Unfortunately when we got there the ticket lady said the train is running very late and wouldn't be arriving for 2 hours. Knowing that probably means four hours we called the taxi driver back and asked him to take us to the Bus a Station instead. When we eventually found the ticket office (surprisingly not in the bus station!) we booked three tickets for the 81 Bus to Bangkok leaving in five minutes (3pm) Cost was 110 Bhat each. We left on time expecting the journey to be two hours but yet again we were fooled and it rolled into Bangkok about 6pm!!
We enquired about a taxi to take us to Oun Hotel in Bang Rak but he was quoting us 700 Bhat! Way too much. Suddenly I saw a minibus desk destination indicated Bang Rak and we piled on that paying 300 bhat. At about 7pm the minibus dropped us off somewhere in Bang Rak, Bangkok and we tried to get a taxi from there but unfortunately we didn't have much success as a few taxis that stopped had no idea where our hotel was and couldn't be bothered basically!! Eventually, a lovely young Thai girl seeing our distress and who also spoke good english helped flag down a taxi and gave him the directions in Thai to our hotel. He did take us there but for the last five minutes used my mobile phone to get the final directions. I couldn't believe we had made it. It felt like we would never get there!!
It was in the North East of Bangkok and a lovely hotel with a fairly large pool.
We had a Thai meal and went to bed at 10pm looking forward to a morning swim.