I checked out from Mad Monkey at 7 am and I was at the travel station at 7.15am which was just directly in front of the Mad Monkey Hostel- very convenient and a van picked me up and went around picking people up before sending me to where a bus was waiting.
So we did not take the VIP bus aka Natakan which would have cost us USD28 and instead took the Hang Tep bus/van transfer which was just USD 15.
The bus sent us to Poi Pet and then we had to walk across the border to stamp our passports etc and walk to the other side where we had to wait for a good half an hour before a mini truck sent us to a coffee shop to wait.
Where the journey from Siem Reap was slow ... The van driver here drove as if he was competing with Nico Rosenberg and Kimi Raikkonen in the Formula 1.
The ride was pretty scary at some points. We were holding on to the edges of our seat and probably praying... But I guess he had to be fast to send us on time.
We made a quick stop at Siam Paragon to pick up some snacks and neccessities and went to check into our hostel, Saphaipae for the night..
Then we rushed back to the hostel just in time as the last MRT/ BTS was at 9 pm and it was curfew time when I was there and the curfew begins at 10pm but well.. All is peaceful and I haven't actually even see a soldier in fatigues around town.. sighhh