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Feb 19, 2005 - The journey into Cambodia

Written by Karen: On Saturday, February 19th, we left the hotel early and took a taxi to the bus station where we got on a 6am bus to the town of Aranyaprathet on the border with Cambodia. The bus ride took about 5 hours. On arrival in Aranyaprathet, we split into pairs, each pair taking a tuk-tuk to the border crossing for 60 Baht ($1.50). At the Thailand Departure office, we had to wait in line with all of our gear on our backs for an hour or more behind mostly Thai tourists entering Cambodia to gamble for the day. Once officially...

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