06.02.2019 - 06.02.2019
Our train left in the morning at 8 a.m. so we made a coffee in the lobby and just walked over to the station. Our ticket said "special express", but so was our last train and the meals were crazy expensive that time. This time, we made sure we had enough snacks for the eight hour journey. It turned out that this time we really did have special tickets. They made us coffee and gave us a little lunch. What a surprise. Living the high life in Thailand.
The train ride was uneventful. We were about an hour and a half late for our scheduled arrival time, which gave me tons of time to catch up on my journal. We pre-booked a place near the train station that was easy to find, so we went over there and tried to figure out what was wrong with my mom's swollen ankle by emailing Rachelle, the doctor I met in Vientiane. We had our extra food for dinner in our room.