Friday, December 23, 2011
Time to leave paradise and go home. But before we did so, our old friends from Japan, Jane & Steve, came over for lunch. They arrived last night and are staying in another resort, even more basic than ours, just up the road. Nice to re-connect. Then the long drive back to Bangkok which went fine until we hit the mother of all traffic jams just west of the city. It took us two and a half hours to get through, the only highlight being a 'race' (at crawling speed) with a truck carrying pigs. The girls were in hysterics every time we passed it or it passed us. Finally we got to Suvannabuhmi Airport and boarded the overnight flight to Beijing.