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It was a long track to Thailand. I had to fly to Heathrow first, had a couple of hours layover there, then flew to Singapore and from there further to Bangkok. But it payed of because I got to fly the new Airbus 380, something I really looked forward to. Last year I flew to Thailand with some low cost company and that was sooo much cheaper but so much crab. At the time I felt like the comfort wasn't such an issue, as long as the prices were cheap. But ever since I flew Singapore Airlines... my God! Never again I use such cheap ass companies for such a long flight! The lovely comfort and the perfect service I got this year just made the trip so much more enjoyable.
The layover in London passed quickly and soon I got to board the huge airplane.
I was so happy to have got a window seat, because I can only sleep on flights when I can rest my head against the "wall". Yet soon after we took of it turned out that the headphone plug-in didn't work..
After the rushed transfer in Singapore I arrived in Bangkok perfectly on time, got some Bath from the ATM and took the airport bus to Sukhumvit Road where my hostel, called Suk11 Hostel, was at.
We went to the Skytrain station to wait for Chris and May and then we went into town. I was so happy to meet all these people but I was also a bit nervous, so just like last year in Brussels I've been doing silly stuff like dropping the metro ticket, using the wrong words and running into people etc. Woohoo, so exited! First we took the River Express Boat to see the Wat Pho. I so love this temple, even though I had seen it last year I really wanted to see it again. It was just as lovely as I remembered and May proved to be an excellent guide also! After that we went to the Siam Museum, partly out of interest for the Siam history and partly because it had air con :) Turned out to be a great museum though, very interactive and sometimes really funny, but also interesting, especially as I hadn't seen it before.
After the sightseeing we went to sit on the terrace of a lovely café by the river, of which I forgot the name... (Can any of you girls tell me the name and address again please?) It had a nice view on the Wat Arun while the sun went down, it was so nice and quiet there and I also got to eat cheese cake! Did I ever mention I'm a cheese addict? I never thought I would find any proper cheese in Asia but wow, first day and there it was already :D It tasted so good :) At the cafe Aioh and Dodge joined us as well. So lovely to meet my crazy Aioh again after spending New Year together! And also so lovely to meet sweet Dodge for the first time :D She was so kind to bring me the flowers for good luck. I forgot to ask you, how are these flowers called in Thai? Do they have a special name? I liked them so much I've tried to dry them and then I packed them and brought them to Siem Reap, but they turned out not to be dry enough when they were packed and so they were already broken when I got them out of my backpack again.
We took the boat across the river to a restaurant of which I also can't remember the name... Aw! I was so tired I think I have some holes in my memory about what happened these first days in Bangkok. If I write things wrong please correct me :P
Anyway, the restaurant was lovely and so romantic and the food was absolutely great. It was so nice to taste the Thai food again after so long! I love it :) After the diner we went to Khao San road to have drinks, which was also great. It was the first time that I actually went to Khao San. I didn't stay there last year and I didn't stay there now either. I was so happy that I didn't! Aw, this place is insane! So laud and hectic and chaotic, and just crazy and filled with tourists and souvenir stalls.
After a nice night of drinks and snacks (French fries, jeeej!) it was time to finally get some sleep. Aioh took the cap with me back to the hostel to drop me of, which was very kind! At about 1am I finally was in the bed. I was so tired but so happy about the great first day of this journey. It was such an amazing night out, it just couldn't have been better!