Another 8-hour land trip to go!😁
I just loved long hours of land trip especially by bus. It’s time-consuming for the majority and to me sometimes, but if I am not in a hurry, I love it. Having a good sleep in a bus has become my talent.😅
This time, I’ll be crossing to Aranyaprathet, Thailand from Poipet, Cambodia.
With my selected schedule, the service will be provided by Virak Buntham Express Tours & Travel.
As early as 7:30am, I was picked-up from my hostel in Siem Reap going to their ticketing office and loading area for check-in process. When all the passengers were complete and it’s time to depart, we then started our 2-hour journey to the Cambodian border.
When we arrived in Poipet, the bus stopped few meters away from the Cambodian Immigration. We all alight from the bus bringing all our stuff and take few walks going to the Cambodian Immigration.
The exit process was just quick for me since I am from an ASEAN member country in which no visa is required on both Cambodia and Thailand. After the Cambodia exit process, take a long walk going to the Thailand Immigration Building. (It was a long walk indeed, 10 to15 minutes).
In the Thailand Immigration, get a departure card distributed by the man on the table before going upstairs. Fill-up the card neatly. Then fall in line.
It’s crowded and the line is moving too slow. It took more than an hour on the line before I had my turn to the Immigration Officer.
After I got my entry stamp to Thailand, I proceed to the bus parking area. Another long walk and finding my bus was like “finding nemo”. The bus guide didn’t give instructions as to where they will be waiting for us after we are done on the Thailand Immigration. I just asked on the locals outside the immigration building where the buses usually parks.
When I found the bus, I was the first to arrive in there, so we waited for the others. It took almost 3 hours before all the passengers came in. Then we proceed on our way to Bangkok which is estimated to be 4 to 6 hours travel.
After 3 hours, had a stop in a convenient store and food stalls to grab some food.
At 7pm, finally we arrived in Khaosan.😊👍
For the full details on itinerary and expenses of my 10-Day Backpacking Tour in South East Asia, you may check 👉 The 1st 10 Days of My Life at 30 (Backpacking HCM-REP-BKK-CNX-KUL for PhP30k).
Hoping for more travels and crazy adventures!😉