Ah, Khao san road. My temporary home away from home – and I would be leaving back to Canada so shortly!! I decided to “splurge” on a sexy hotel called D+D right on the strip, the free breakfasts and rooftop pool made for a great oasis amidst the noisy city. I loved waking up and knowing I had a short time to enjoy this amazing city before heading home, and after a swim and visit with Phil, I made my way around doing some last-minute shopping and exploring before I went home. I had time to visit a seven eleven (or two, lol) for strange asian candies and treats to amuse my friends back home with. I also got my last Thai massage and met up with Mr Carter for a beer and a good chat. My last night, sad to say, I slept and didn’t party, I had a few drinks and took in the sights but to be honest I was anxious to be home again.
The next day I boarded the minibus to get taken to the airport and realized I had forgotten my Dad’s iPod charging in an internet cafe a few blocks down! DOH!! I went the whole trip without losing the damn thing and then I tripped at the finish line. Gah!
I honestly don’t remember much about my flight(s) home except I was totally miserable because of my stuffy sinuses. There was trouble with ear pressure equalization as a result of this, and some wicked headaches and sniffles for me. The guy beside me might have legit thought I was dying. Well, at least we had the leg room emergency seats.
After a quick and uninspiring stop at the Mumbai Airport, we boarded a new plane bound for Heathrow, where I bought as many cold meds as my credit card could handle and blacked out for the final nine-hour leg of the journey home!! I looked like a straight up hippie after spending two months in SE Asia. I had a perma-tan, my hair was long and unbrushed, i had a about a thousand bracelets on my arm and I was carrying my fire stick, too! People were looking at me funny, but I was all like “namaste” and they left me alone 😛
It was so nice to see my mom waiting for me at the airport!! She cried, the big baby, and maybe I did too – a little. Two months had passed so fast, I felt like a whole new person but also like nothing had changed since I left. Canada seemed so dry and orderly after the chaos of Asia. But still – it’s home and I was glad to be back.
Besides…….I was already scheming and dreaming about my next trip….Muahahahahahah!
- Day One – Toronto to Tokyo to Bangkok (michellelovinlife.wordpress.com)
- Bangkok: Traveling in Thailand: Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Versus Don Mueang (jaunted.com)
- Taken by Bangkok (lizziewaldron28.wordpress.com)