I think I wrote serveral times about my feelings about the capital of Thailand so not going to repeat myself. Instead, just want to note down and write my coming plans. I will be taking a bus (yup a bloody bus) to Bangkok. The journey will start tomorrow at 1700 where I will board from the Maesai bus station and the trip will take me 13 hours. (Reach BKK Mo Chit at 6am morning)
To be frank, its not the first time I did this and I did not enjoyed the last trip (about 4 -5 years ago). So I'm not really looking forward on this journey. The reason I'm doing this again is 3 folds.
First, Its cheaper. The bus ride only cost 700Baht comapre to 1200B (at least or more).
2nd, The timing is pretty good. I reach at 6am so I could drop by my friend's place early and drop my baggages. I could then immediately proceed with my errands. If I'm taking the plane, I could not do that as the earliest flight that I could reach BKK is 10am. So it might be possible that I could have the documents translated in one day so I could spend less time in BKK.
3rd, I actually save more money!! (again) hehe.. lodgings in BKK is expensive, although I do know a pretty good hotel at Rachadapisek at a good old 700Baht/day rate (There are cheaper lodgings but the room conditions are normally cannot make it). So the bus trip should let me save a night's stay in BKK.
I have not get my return tickets for Singapore. Most probably will do that once I submitted the document and hopefully I could do it by Wednesday, if not Friday (Chirstmas Day) should be a peak period and I might have trouble getting out of the country.
And for those who are asking why so few photos of the family this round.. Well, I actually took a lot, most of them in slides and black and white negatives so I need to have them developed. I have learnt of a place in BKK that develops slides and I plan to visit that lab if time allows. Will post the photos once I have them scanned :)
Have to wish me luck on that long bus ride.. Think I really need it :P A bit too old for such adventures.