Thailand Interregnum

To get my visa for Myanmar, I needed to have a return ticket that I could show the embassy. International flights from Myanmar are still a bit limited so the debate of where to head after my time there centered around Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.

Having already been to KL several times on this trip, I opted to head to Bangkok, knowing that I would have only a few days in Thailand before moving on to Shanghai. Based on Elisa’s rave reviews, I decided to head down to southern Thailand to spend some time on the island of Koh Lipe, and fly to Shanghai from Phuket.

But the combination flight/bus/ferry ticket I bought only left in the morning, meaning I had to spend one night in Bangkok.

I visited Bangkok in late 2006/early 2007 with Stu on my first Southeast Asia jaunt and wasn’t the biggest fan, especially the area around Khao San Road. However, being on a budget and knowing that I could get a cheap ride back to the airport from there made the decision to stay in that area an easy, albeit painful, one.

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