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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 33

    July 23rd, 2015

    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Fried spring rolls and fried rice with pineapple and vegetables at May Kaidee's in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Fried spring rolls and fried rice with pineapple and vegetables at May Kaidee’s in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 32

    July 22nd, 2015

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A tiger and a girl pose at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A tiger and a girl pose at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 31

    July 21st, 2015

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A veggie burger at ethos in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.
    A veggie burger at ethos in Banglamphu, Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Part 30

    July 20th, 2015

    Monday, July 20, 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand

    A line of tuk-tuks in Bangkok, Thailand.
    A line of tuk-tuks in Bangkok, Thailand.

    After reading up on hospitals in Bangkok this morning, I chose Bumrungrad, which is touted as the best. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive. I tried seven or eight times to book an appointment through their web site, but every time I clicked the submit button, I would just get the spinning circle for five minutes. Exasperated, I asked the lady at the front desk of At Home Guesthouse if I could call the hospital, and she dialed it up for me. She was really nice and only charged me 10 baht. I was surprised there was an appointment open for the same day at 4:00 pm. After lunch at May Kaidee’s at 2:00 pm, I caught a bus number 15 to Siam, followed by the SkyTrain to the Nana stop on the Sukhumvit line.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 17

    July 19th, 2015

    Sunday, July 19, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    A tuk-tuk ride to the Attakan bus stop in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    A tuk-tuk ride to the Attakan bus stop in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    I pried myself out of bed at 5:30 am today to get ready for a tuk-tuk ride from the Golden Takeo Guesthouse over to the bus stop at 7:00 am. The tuk-tuk driver was a half hour late, but I couldn’t complain because it was included in the price of my bus ticket. Ironically, my throat felt a little bit better. I wonder if the Metronidazole antibiotics will clear it up after all? If so, that means I booked a trip back to Bangkok for nothing, and I won’t have time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam like I had planned. Better safe than sorry, though. If my throat doesn’t improve, at least I’ll get top notch medical care, and hopefully my travel insurance will cover it.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 16

    July 18th, 2015

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    My room at the Golden Takeo Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    My room at the Golden Takeo Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    When I woke up this morning, I didn’t notice any improvement in my throat, which has been sore for two weeks. For the first time, I looked at it myself with a bright flashlight and noticed some white bumps and redness. So, I read up on the hospital situation in Cambodia’s biggest city, Phnom Penh, on Travelfish, and they recommended heading over to Bangkok. Unfortunately, I had already booked a ticket for a mini-bus to Phnom Penh through the Golden Takeo Guesthouse the night before.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 15

    July 17th, 2015

    Friday, July 17, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Yellow noodles and vegetables in the Rooftop Cafe at the Golden Takeo Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    Yellow noodles and vegetables in the Rooftop Cafe at the Golden Takeo Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 14

    July 16th, 2015

    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    A guard stands watch at Wat Svay in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    A guard stands watch at Wat Svay in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    I called the British Khmer Clinic this morning to see if they received my email, and the receptionist said she would push it through to the doctor. I finally got a reply from him a few hours later, in which he told me to come up to the office and pick up some antibiotics called Metronidazole. I have to take three pills per day for five days. Also, they are stronger than the Claritek I took previously, so hopefully they’ll get rid of this throat infection once and for all.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 13

    July 15th, 2015

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    A Buddhist prayer service at Wat Preah Ang Chek + Wat Preah Ang Chom in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    A Buddhist prayer service at Wat Preah Ang Chek + Wat Preah Ang Chom in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Part 12

    July 14th, 2015

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Welcome to Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    Welcome to Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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