Less than a Month to Go!
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December 1st, 2009 – by: nikkibabee
I am 31, in May I will be 32....every one of those years has been spent living in NY with sporadic travels like teases of the big world out there that I yearn to see. I tend to feel trapped in NY, the monotony of work and home has been getting to me.
As of now we have booked the following:Plane tickets to Bangkok, layover in Tokyo. Not looking forward to the 15 hours flight but what can one do?!Plane tickets to Koh Samui, we figured that we need to get down south as quickly as possible, and for $120 USD we figured saving the 8 hours on the train was well worth the money. We will also probably fly to Chiang Mai but that we will figure out once we get there.A hotel on Koh Samui called the Lamia Inn 99. We will stay there for the New Year since we could not find anything on Phangan.
me: "Can I get to the Full Moon Party on Phangan from Kho Sumuai?"woman on phone: "Full Moon Party? - ok"me: "Can I get there from the hotel and back at anytime?"woman on phone: "Get back anytime? - ok.
Needless to say that this went on for a little bit..I finally figured it out by speaking with someone else who was fluent in English but it was a bit frustrating at first. I tend to get this a lot from people who can not speak English..I wonder if this is a response that is taught to everyone who needs to reply to someone who does not speak the same language as someone else...usually accompanied by a smile. ok? :-)
From now till we leave, I will be looking for points of interest around Thailand as well as making a list of items to take with me. I want to pack light because I hear that you don't need much there..plus since we will be moving around I want to be able to go quickly. I am thinking a backpack will be the best bet! I wanted to take a laptop but I do not want to take a chance of losing or breaking my beloved Macbook Pro.
Hope to hear from anyone interested in travel and meeting new people. My intention with this blog is to provide some light enjoyable reading...please let me know if I succeeded! Looking forward to speaking with you soon and look for more about my trip on my blog.
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