It’s been forever ago that I went, or at least it seems like forever ago. I got back January 15th or so, and now it’s April 6th and I’m just now writing about it.
I didn’t keep a journal while I was there which is the one major reason why I didn’t write about it.
So anyway…..my trip to Thailand…..what’s there to say really? It was awesome, a backpackers dreamland, and now I’m back home laying in my own bed safe and sound like it never happened.
The truth is, I still don’t feel much like writing about it. So in lieu of writing, I’m going to post all the video’s I made while I was over there regardless of how drunk and ridiculous I sounded.
Here’s Day 1: My arrival
I was EXHAUSTED, unwashed, a complete mess upon my arrival. I felt like talking to someone so I rambled on like a fool.
Day 2: The day before Brianna arrived.
I was left to my own devices and wanted to test my navigational skills by making my way around Bangkok all by my lonesome.
As soon as my travel buddy arrived, I no longer made video’s everyday because it’s embarrassing to do it in front of people. But here’s a video I made when I was extremely drunk and ranting about a girl who was giving me a hard time for being American.
I remember this night and it was not half as bad as I made it out to be. It was fun in fact and I wasn’t even all that upset. I even made friends with the girl by the end of the night because I’m pretty damn charming when I want to be. Brianna was more upset than I was.
Day ?: Going to Cambodia
Me and Brianna were on our way to a meditation retreat in far off lands away from the tourists and temples and found ourselves lost in a small town having no idea how to get to the meditation retreat. She showed me the directions the monk gave her and they were nearly indecipherable as to how we should get there. So we winged it in hopes we’d get lucky. But we found no luck and we both decided to go to Cambodia instead.
Last leg of my trip: Stuck in China
Here I messed up on my plane ticket home. I didn’t realize I booked myself a flight home that had over a 24 hour layover.
The China airport were saints at handling this by giving me a free hotel room with the shuttle included. I can’t stress this enough – they were saints! And this is how I met my new best friend from Alaska, Amanda.
She messed up on her flight too. We spent most of the night together, and then the next day too. We walked around the industrial town we were stuck in before shuttling off to the airport together. At the airport we chatted the entire time. It wasn’t just us though, there were others in our group who also messed up their flights. We all ate together and been bored together.
It was the perfect ending to a perfect trip. It was perfect because it showed me that I’m NEVER alone. Not only am I never alone, but I meet best-friend quality people wherever I go. Everywhere Brianna and I went, we met people to hang with. And even me, by myself, I met people too.
Everything about it was a beautiful experience from head to toe.
For my next trip, I HAVE to take more video’s. I have to. Or I at least have to keep a travel journal on the days I don’t make a video.
It’s just that I have this immense desire to document everything.
This desire dates back from before I was able to write. Before I started kindergarten, I found the cutest little journal with a lock and key and before I could spell my own name, I opened it up and started scribbling. I accidentally wrote my first word – my brother pointed it out to my parents and was flummoxed by it.
That was my first journal and I wish I wish I still had it. You never forget your first.
I can’t hold off writing about my trips. There’s so much I missed it’s ridiculous.
Getting high and swimming in the Mekong, having sex with a hot German on New Years (who still emails me), riding on a horribly bumpy bus for 14 hours while having travelers diarrhea (It’s the kind that you can’t hold in and it comes out of you like pee) – that could’ve been my most interesting post. Eating scorpions, riding elephants, bamboo rafting, camping outside by myself in the freezing cold and having to stoke the fire every few minutes just to keep warm……lol yes, good times.
Here’s an over-all video compilation of everything. My iPhone at the time was only 16 bits and almost two years old so again, I had very limited video and photo space. Having limited video capacity and no wifi was ultimately the reason why I didn’t take many video’s – I literally couldn’t.