Goodbye Cambodia~ A quick diversion through Bangkok again
It took a little longer than planned, but I booked a return visit for 2 weeks again and all in all, it will save me a lot of money in dental work I NEEDed to have done. Siem Reap prides itself as a newer International Airport. I don't know why, but in my mind it was going to be a BIG airport. I was very much wrong on that! It took minimal time to get my ticket and get through security and then head to the airway lounge, which the gal gave me a free drink ticket for. And they had free breakfast. So while I paid a little more for the flight that I could have, it paid off quickly not only in arrival time being a better time and the freebies thrown in
All planes are parked on the runway to enter
When I finally got to see the dentist, he did xrays (again) and then said that they would be able to do the work requested and that I needed to schedule a time to get it done. I asked to get it done the same day, which I guess I assumed would be the case given I had sent them detailed info (and forwarded info from the other dentist I saw) on what is needed. Discouraged, I left the office with yet another dental appointment set for work. I walked to the hostel - Revolution Asoke Hostel in NE Bangkok. Again, much farther walk than I set out to do... but good exercise nonetheless. The power lines amongst the streets will never cease to amaze me.
From there I checked into my hostel on the far NE side of Bangkok, but wanted to 'swing by' my first hostel here, where I was keeping some things that I had overpacked, like sunscreen and bug dope. Luckily I didn't just throw the 'excess' away - because I am nearly out of each of those MAJOR must haves in SEA. The route said 6.9 miles. I figured I would start walking and see how far I got before I grabbed a cab.
Instead, a picture of LadyBoy Street (aka Cowboy Soi)
I grabbed the things I thought for sure I overpacked and wouldn't need, and hailed a cab for the ride all the way across Bangkok. By the time I got back to my hostel it was 10pm and I still needed to figure out if I was going to spend another random day in the city that I cannot say is my favorite of SEA to get more dental work done (not necessary, just 'nice' because it would be cheaper), or if I was going to head for the beaches. I spent a bit on the rooftop of my hostel researching my next moves...while listening to the hums of construction equipment hard at work... at midnight. While booking an airplane ticket for less than 6 hours from that moment... #NoPlans #WingingIt