After a heavy night, we woke up feeling like death with a whole day and night of travelling ahead of us - not our greatest move.
At 9am we headed to the airport to catch our flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok. As we got to the airport, the heavens opened and along came the thunder and lightening. This didn't really bother us too much but it did make us anxious as the plane we were getting was a small one with propellers. Thankfully by the time we boarded the storm had passed.
We arrived in Bangkok at 1pm. It was a nice feeling being back in Bangkok as it meant we had done a full circle, navigating the route ourselves. Now all we had to do was wait 6 hours to catch our sleeper train to Suratthani in the uncomfortable city heat with hangovers.
Thankfully we found a cafe with wifi so dropped our backpacks off at the station and headed there for the afternoon. Those next 5 hours went so slow!!
We returned to the station at 7pm and boarded our sleeper train but found it was delayed. With the language barrier it didn't sound like the staff onboard were sure how long we would be delayed for. One said 30 minutes, another said 2 hours so we decided to stay on the train incase it left without us. The sleeper trains in Thailand are much better than their Vietnamese counterparts. Comfy spacious beds and not a bug in sight.
The only positive about the trains in Vietnam compared to Thailand is that they don't make you get out of bed at 7am so they can turn the beds into seats and tidy up, mainly because they reuse the same sheets so don't need to. So up we were at 7am, our train getting to Suratthani at 10am.
To be continued....