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Seven Exhausting yet Fun Tiers of Erawan Waterfall (Sawadee krup Bangkok, part 3, end)

Good morning Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, a.k.a Bangkok. After two consecutive doing nothing days (you can read this in The Art of Doing Nothing), this very early morning I already sat in a car which will bring me to Kanchanaburi with my two friends, Jay (Indonesia) and Pi (Thai). At 4 AM, Jay and Pi picked me up in Khao Sarn road and we started our journey for about two hours. Along the way to Kanchanaburi, we talked a lot while the car was drove through the darkness. I know Jay from a group named ASEAN Community on FB–he is one of the admin. He stays and works in Bangkok since seven months ago, leaving his hometown in Java, Indonesia. Jay is a nice guy to talk to and we had an interesting conversation. When we arrived at Kanchanaburi, Pi and Jay took me to Srinakarin Dam, a power plant which utilizes river regulation and hydroelectric power generation. …

A night at the Khao Sarn Road (Sawadee Krup Bangkok, Part 2)

Welcome to Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, which means City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visyakarman at Indra’s behest. Well, to make it easy, local usually uses Krung Thep as Bangkok name. Yepp, this country is my third stop for my first small South East Asian tour. I arrived at a district where Khao Sarn road lies at 8 PM. The minibus dropped the last passengers (me and some Philippines girls) not really far from the main area. I stayed at Rambuttri road near to Khao Sarn road After checked in at the hotel in Rambuttri road–near Khao Sarn road–and take a few minutes rest, I got out of the hotel and walked to Khao Sarn road. Khao Sarn road really reminds me of Bangla road in Phuket. The crowd of tourists passing by, the music is beating …

Aranyaprathet oh Aranyaprathet (Sawadee Krup Bangkok, part 1)

Believe me, it happened, not a hoax, although I don’t have the pictures–Beside the regulation not to take the pics around Immigration area,  My mood was already gone to do anything while standing for an hour and half. It was an afternoon, after a few hours sitting on the bus from Siem Reap, I arrived at Poipet border. It has been told that all the passenger had to get out of the bus to process the immigration stuffs and took another bus that had been waiting for us in Aranyaprathet–the other side of the border. I walked to a small locket to stamp my passport, queued with the other tourist. After the officer checked and stamped my passport, I continued walking another meters to get out of Cambodia and got in to Thailand border. The Poipet border immigration officer, taken from http://soloflighted.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/siem-reap-immigration.jpg Weren’t there yet, I can see groups of people standing on a certain spot, waiting for something that i wasn’t sure what it is. And until i got there, I realized that the …