I was having a hectic schedule last weekend. We were released from work in the afternoon of Saturday. Our Boss allowed us to have a half day off after our salary was released in the morning. My staff and friends have decided to go for shopping to buy some personal stuff and groceries. Initially, we just wanted to go to the market located at the boarder of Thailand but unfortunately, after we get there, the market was closed and it's too late for us to know that it only opens every mornings of Wednesday and Saturday. Too bad, but we don't have much choice. Since we've already spent considerable time having our passports stamped at the immigration of both Cambodia and Thailand, we all decided to just rent a van and proceed to the nearest mall near the boarder, about one hour drive from our place. There were ten of us, so we just shared for the rental fee amounting to THB1,800, so each of us shared THB180 for the van rental. We had limited time, the driver just agreed to wait for us until we've finished our shopping which lasted for about 2 hours and a half. We wanted to stay longer but we didn't have enough time. It's almost 3PM when we left the boarder so we have to be back at least by 7PM.
Well, since it's my first time to go there, I felt a bit excited and while still seated inside the van on our way there, I was already trying to figure out what the place actually looks like and I also tried to make a list f the things that I need to buy. Some of them had already been to that place and they said that goods there are quite cheap especially the grocery items. We were able to arrive there at exactly 4PM and after everybody agreed that we have to be at the main entrance from 6PM to 6:30PM, some had immediately decided to start shopping while some, including me had decided to have a quick lunch. I was really starving at that time and I always tell my friends that I don't have enough energy to shop unless I could be recharged by putting something on my empty stomach.
After that quick meal, we didn't waste any time. Off we go and proceed with our shopping galore. it was a nice experience for all of us. We had a limited time so we tried to make our shopping as quick as possible and made sure that we got everything we need.
In the end, we still manage to complete our shopping. It was a very tiring day but all of us really enjoyed our trip.