It has been more than 2 years since I last went on a trip out of the country. After that time and until recently, I just focused on a few local trips due to my work schedule and some other factors.
However, I am breaking this trend and welcomes 2011 with a trip back to where I went the first time. Yep, Bangkok and Siem Reap. This would be my 3rd trip to Bangkok and my 2nd for Siem Reap.
I know I should try to visit other countries within my passport’s reach but I’m still finding the right timing. As for these 2 places, they’ve sort of became my favorite (till I set my foot on new foreign soil). Aside from being able to spend minimally in these countries, I find it very convenient to travel here.
sorting out what goes where
Excited much? Not really. I just finished packing 80% of my stuff last night yet I still haven’t finished packing and it’s just 3 hours more before I head to the airport. I have this splitting headache since I woke up the day before yet I still haven’t slept as I’m again trying to test my limits, i guess.
My friends are actually going to Bangkok to buy some clothes to sell back home and I decided to join them on this trip. I then convinced another friend to join us. Then another friend also confirmed to travel with us the last minute. Then 2 more were added.
I’m really excited to go back to Siem Reap! This time we get to visit the temples for 2 days. I’m just sad we’ll have limited time in Bangkok. Did I mention I can see myself settling in Bangkok for a few years?
I haven’t finished posting my trip to Bangkok and Siem Reap the 1st time I went there yet here I am travelling to this 2 places again.
I hope this international trip will give me more chances of travelling more (local or international) in the next coming months. I have already February booked for Clark and March for Sagada/Calaguas (still undecided where to go on this one). April, we’re thinking of Manila for a friend’s going away party. May – December, nothing on my calendar yet.
I hope this trip later will sort of be a “palihi’ to all my future travels this year and the next coming years.
This is a series of blog posts documenting my trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap and back in January of 2011. If you haven’t read the first posts, please check on the links below:
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#1 – The Accidental Trip to Bangkok and Siem Reap in 2011
#2 – Trip to Bangkok and Siem Reap: The Planning Stage
#3 – How to Create Your Bangkok to Siem Reap Itinerary
#4 – Arriving 5 Minutes Late on our Connecting Flight to Bangkok
#5 – En Route: Clark to Bangkok
#6 – Touchdown Bangkok!
#7 – Suvarnabhumi Airport a.k.a. Bangkok International Airport
#8 – Bangkok Train Station: Waiting for our Train Ride to Aranyaprathet
#9 – My First Taste of Authentic Thai Food