Trip Start Jan 10, 2005
53Trip End May 10, 2005
The road from Siem Reap to the Thai border was particularly bad. Where it was paved, it was full of holes; where it wasn't, it was very dusty and washboard-like. We could seldom travel more than 25 km per hour. There was a thick coating of red dust on everything. In the rainy season, much of the road would be impassable.
It was rather confusing when we finally arrived at the border
The Thai bus seemed a luxury compared to Cambodian buses - and the air conditioning worked! One of our fellow passengers on the bus was a Cambodian-Hawaiian who took us and another couple to his hotel where he knew we could find rooms. Rescued by another Cambodian! It was extremely nice of him, particularly when he was also looking after his wife, two-year-old daughter and a mountain of luggage!
We spent today confirming our flight to Singapore, getting laundry done, having showers (my hair is clean again!), enjoying Thai food and doing some last-minute shopping along Khao San Road. We noted that there were still some posters of people who were missing from the tsunami posted in various restaurants and shops. (The walls of many places were covered when we were here in January.) Hope remains eternal.