Around the World in 50 Days: Part 1
July 26, 2012 5:50 AM Subscribe
Around the World! Need help with some logistics. Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand, then overland to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Best travel method: rail or bus or rented car? Stops along the way? Via the interior (Aranyaprathet) or along the beach (via Koh Kong)? Other things we're not thinking of?
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To celebrate my girlfriend's close of Peace Corps service here in Burkina Faso, we're flying around the world. Our first stop is Sri Lanka in mid-October, then after a few days bouncing around there, we're flying to Bangkok. We have about 9 days between our arrival there and our departing flight from Siem Reap (to Manila, which will likely end up the basis of a later Ask).
What do we do in between? We are thinking a couple days in Bangkok to enjoy a hoppin' city, then maybe a train to the border and a bus to Siem Reap, and from there making trips to Battambang and Angkor Wat. Is that a reasonable plan? Should we give Siem Reap a pass
(at least up until we have to get to the airport)? Maybe go directly to Battambang, then save Angkor Wat for the last day or two? Should we go along the coast to Koh Kong then Battambang (the way Google Maps seems to think we should) instead of the road through Aranyaprathet? Should we reconsider Phnom Penh (which is not in our current itinerary)? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Help!