Julia heads home :(
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February 28th, 2008 – by: Deats
People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Paul and Maddie (England)
got back to Bangkok in the early evening and found that the Hotel that
we had stayed in earlier in the week was full, so Paul and I had a walk
along Rambuttri to find another place to sleep. It didn't take too long
to snag two en-suite rooms with air conditioning, and then we went and
had a double Big Mac meal. Normally Maccas makes me feel better when i
am under the weather, but on this occasion it only made me
worse. The last resort was to drink a beer and see if this could serve
as a pick me up, but it was no use, so we had an early night.
On Friday i was feeling pretty dreadful and this wasn't helped when i ate a porridge that tasted like it had unripe fruit on it! Thats all part of the fun of travelling in undeveloped countries, getting to eat spoiled food, as they have no concept of throwing food away even when its gone off! Having lay in bed for most of the day, i mustered up some energy to go for a walk in the afternoon to buy some postcards and a fake ISIC student card.
Paul and Maddie took us out for a really good Fish and Chip Dinner, which was Julia's first time to eat this great British dish. She really enjoyed it, as did I, which means that the quality was pretty damn good! Once we had eaten we returned to the Hotel and Julia packed up her bags, and then we had a teary farewell, as she was heading back home to Russia to sort her passport problems out. Her flight was at 01.10 and i found it incredibly hard to sleep, as the prospect of our first time apart in 18 months was just sinking in.
On Saturday morning Paul, Maddie and I caught a taxi out to the airport, but they were heading to Phuket, whilst i was on my way to Macau. It was a new chapter, to be without Julia, having to say goodbye to my family again and now leaving South East Asia. Whilst i was sad, i was also excited about what the future may hold.
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