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Published: August 2nd 2011
The journey started in Montreal at 11am on Sunday morning and hasn't finished just yet - we are waiting in the Bangkok Airways complimentary lounge for our last leg to Siem Reap and if all goes according to plan, we will be in Cambodia by 10am Tuesday morning (11pm Monday in Montreal). It wasn't that bad - thanks to great service the whole way and lots of movie watching (6 each) - the time flew by (anyone catch that pun?).
Seth read a book on the way called "First They Killed my Father" by Loung Ung who recounts her experiences surviving the Khmer Rouge years under the Pol Pot regime. We will write more about this dark and sad part of recent history when we visit the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
We landed in Bangkok just after 11pm, went through a painless immigration and baggage claim. Made it to the hotel, which was a short 5 minute drive thanks to the free hotel shuttle service by midnight. Following a clean shower, clean sheets (Gali inspected) the provided amenities and a few short hours of sleep, the combined cost of $20 was well worth it. This hotel (Sinsuvarn Airport
Suite - http://www.sinsuvarnairportsuite.com) is a good recommendation for those flying in and out of Bangkok and want to stay close to the airport.
A few remarks of what we have noticed thus far...
- GREAT service
- Adorable children
- Many gringos
- Many designer shops & duty free stores in the Bangkok & Tokyo airports (local buyers)
- Tokyo airport lacked the 'technological pizzaz' we anticipated
- Bangkok airport was much more what we anticipated: Big, Glass, Modern and just for Gali- full of her favorite tree.... PALM TREES
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