|From Thailand - Day 9 - Chiang Mai|
Jamie and I finally arrived in Bangkok at 11:00 am, 4.5 hours late and 1.5 hours late for our bus to Koh Chang. We were frustrated and asked around for another bus to Koh Chang but were told that no other buses left so late in the day. We decided to stay at another hotel in Bangkok for the night and catch an early bus the next day. I can't recall right now the name of the hotel, but we didn't venture out into Bangkok again today. We stayed around and rested, frustrated and even ordered a pizza. Internet was costly here, so I stayed away from it.
Our sleeper car on the train was very nice. They charged us for food and drink, but overall, it was a great way to travel and reasonably cheap. We'll definately take more trains in the future but we'll know not to book another travel until way after the train arrives (at least in Thailand). We were amazed at how late the trains were and how it just seemed ok to everyone. If a train was late like that in the US, the people would be revolting!
We've decided that all things associated with Bangkok are no good. So far, the airport is the best thing about the city.