Nov 30, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Nov 30

Woke up early this morning to follow the Iron Bowl updates and highlights on ESPN Gamecast.

Took the BTS to the MBK mall at noon for lunch at The Pizza Company.

Revisited the Buddhist temple, Wat Pathum Wanaram, with Tuba for photo ops. 

Nov 29, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Nov 29

Bought two movies late last night from the Bangkok street vendors for $3 each.
Overslept and missed the free breakfast this morning.

Subway for lunch.

More shopping at MBK Mall, which is fine since they have A/C.
Back to hotel room at four. Loafed. Out again at 10 PM for more Mexican and to buy two new movies.

Nov 28, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Nov 28

Last night was my "American" night out...Outback Steakhouse at the top of the Siam Discovery Mall, and watched The Hunger Games at the biggest theatre I've ever been in.
Today Tuba and I shopped, and ate Mexican at the Terminal 21 Mall. Then we went to another movie, Interstellar, I enjoyed this movie much better than Hunger Games.

Nov 27, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Nov 27

Toured a few more sites in Bangkok with Tuba from Turkey.

Breakfast at 10. Tuk-tuk to Grand Palace ($6). Walked to the river and hired a long-boat for the canal tour ($10).
The boat stopped at Wat Arun for a few pictures.
Went thru the MBK Mall for lunch and to enjoy A/C. Found an Outback Steakhouse on 6th floor for dinner tonight. Then may go see the new Hunger Games movie.

Nov 26, 2014

Bangkok - 2014 Nov 26

Flew back to Bangkok on Cambodia Angkor Air today at noon. 50 minute flight.

Booked a room at same place as last time, Royal Asia Lodge ($30).

Talked to a girl named Tuba, from Turkey, who lived with a family for 3 weeks in Chiang Rai, and 10 days in Siem Reap.

More pics from Siem Reap...

Nov 25, 2014

Siem Reap - 2014 Nov 25

Toured many of the Angkor Temples today. Up at eight for the complimentary breakfast, then hired a tuk-tuk driver for the day ($15). Too far apart to walk it, but saw several people riding bikes, which would have been better I think.

First to the entrance gate to buy a 1-day ticket ($20). Then to Angkor Wat.

And many more...

Baksei Chamkrong
Angkor Thom - South Gate
Inside Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom

Ta Keo

And probably my favorite, Ta Prohm, due to the massive trees intertwined with the ruins.

Banteay Kdeay

Sras Srang

Prasat Kravan

Back to the hotel room at 4 PM - exhausted.

Received an email from Google, they disabled my Adsense account; didn't give a specific reason, apparently it's common.

Researched ad alternatives, there are many, will have to try a few out.

Booked a flight to Bangkok for tomorrow afternoon ($100).

Nov 24, 2014

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 2014 Nov 24

Traveled from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Cambodia today via bus - seven hours and two-hundred unpaved miles. Added that bouncy trip to my list of things I will never do again.

Arrived in Siem Reap at 5 PM. Grabbed a $2 scooter ride to Neth Socheata Hotel ($22). Checked in and out to dinner.