cheerio one and all
thought i would finish up my blog/journal before i head back tomorrow. after today it will just be alot of waiting around at various points ( bangkok, bahrain, london) which wont be fun to do or read about at a later date, so i am not going to bother.
i am now back in bangkok, again, and each time i return it feels more relaxed and comfortable. i will admit now, as i dont think i did it when i first got here, that when i first arrived it scared the crap outta me, but now - me being the experianced traveller i am i kinda like it.
pattaya i didnt like so much, i think i am about 40 years to young to fully appreciate it for what it is. although plenty of westerners, of a certain age, seemed to enjoy it. so i only stayed a couple of nights and got back here on saturday. did some crazy shopping and bought enough clothes to ensure that i had to buy a cheapo bag to transport them back home.
i got introduced to the craziest street in bangkok - soi cowboy - by the ex-number 1 in germany at table tennis and have spent a couple of nights really 'living it up' before i go back. also found a nice little indian restaurant which is showing the cricket and so have been camped there the last 2 days, praying for the good old english weather to help us out. touch wood it looks like it might just do it for us.
so its my last night in bangkok and to be honest i am planning to go out on a high - my plane leaves tomorrow night at 6 so i figure i have all day to sleep off whatever i do tonight and it would be a good way to finish the trip off.
so as this journey draws to a close i thought i might do a list of my high and low lights. so;
highs - Ko Phi Phi, tiger temple at khanchanaburi, jungle treking, oh and the thai lasses
lows - stupidly long bus journeys
highs - tubing in vang vieng, fast boat to luang prabang
lows - being sick out of a bus window
highs - doing my padi course, nha trang, shooting a double barrel shot gun and an ak47
lows - halong bay, 3rd degree burns on my chest
highs - killing fields
lows - bed bugs and everything else really
highs - teman negra, shopping in KL
lows - perthian islands
i have really enjoyed my time here and hopefully i will never forget it - although my memory is friggin useless. anyway it might give me an excuse to come back.
to all those i have met, i thank you - for without you it wouldnt have been the same. dont get me wrong - i didnt like all of you, and you do meet alot of idiots over here (mainly english it has to be said) - but i wouldnt have changed it.
maybe see you next time - looking at going to the following places, hopefully sooner rather than later - central america, south africa, europe, canada, south america, india..............................