Created on: September 28, 2006 Last Updated: December 23, 2009
A couple of years ago I went travelling to Thailand and wanted to share my experiences with everyone. Obviously by everyone I meant my friends and families, but now 3 years on, I wanna share them with the world. Here are my emails.
Well, all I can say so far about my whole day and a half of being in this country is OH MY GOD how random is this place? I may actually use the word random quite a lot, for which I apologise in advance. The reason I'm emailing so soon is not that I miss any of you ( all though I do quite a lot and wish you were all here experiencing this too) but to put my mums mind at ease. I phoned her last night when I got here and ran out of money so left on a hurried "staying in a hostel and have to shower in a bucket and the loo doesn't flush, ok BYYEEEE!" I was her I'd be worried too!
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I'll start with the random (that word again) plane journey. The journey itself wasn't all that bad apart from the fact we all swelled up by the end and walked in the the warm Thai air looking like three bullfrogs! I always manage to sit next to weirdos and by that I don't mean my two travelling companions Michelle and Helen. Some bloke slept next to me and I swear he wanted to snuggle into my arm. I almost had to sit on Helen's lap. He had on an eye mask ( which I have never slept in before and when I woke up momentarily thought I was blind) and was facing me with his mouth wide open. Not a pretty sight. I was very disturbed. I tried to get comfortable by reclining my seat slightly, much to the horror of the pre-pubescent girl sitting behind me who made sure I didn't sleep the whole trip to Doha, by playing with her tray and kicking me in the back. Just as I did drop off with my arm propping my head on the arm rest, I awoke promptly to a foot kicking my elbow from underneath me and my head smacking the seat. I was going to say something to her but then thought, well, Its so blatantly something I would do and I don't like to Hippocrates so sat there quietly.
The second trip wasn't much better. I slept loads, still swollen but had to sit next to another kid who liked to kick everytime she wanted to move. Yes It was me.
We landed in Bangkok yesterday-Weds- at around 7 and the heat was stifling. Not as bad as the middle east though at 6.30 in the morning when it was 35 degs and felt like sitting in a sauna. Oh my god. I may die.
We checked into a hostel and were asked if we wanted to see the room first, so we did and we took it and then went back and