bye Thailand- hello long day

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So today was our last day in Thailand- our visas were up and we had a long day of travel ahead of us, one that would end with us in Cairo, Egypt at 5am the next day. Our day began with Rob waking us up around 6am talking about a tsunami warning due to an earthquake in Indonesia. He then showed us that all the other people in the guesthouse who were on floors 1 and 2 were now all sleeping on the roof. Ms Lee woke everyone up and made sure no one was left downstairs- Ms Lee is one of a kind. This was scary and not something I wanted to be a part of since we had a big day of travel, but an hour or so later the warning was lifted and all went back to normal. We were all due to leave on the same boat back to Phuket, but the early one we were planning on taking was canceled.

So Rob decided to stay another day and Joe and I took the afternoon ferry. This was our last day in SE Asia so we hung around the beach, watched a monkey in suspenders run amok on a beach bar, and generally appreciated how we had been living the last month in paradise. We told Rob we'd see when we got back to the states and said our goodbyes to Ms Lee.The boat ride was not bad and then we had a taxi ride directly to the airport for our flight to Bangkok. When we arrived at the Phuket airport the first thing we had to do was go and get some Burger King- might as well, it’s there. While waiting for our food some guys yelled our names, when we turned around it was the wild and crazy Brazilians from the island tour the day before. We ended up hanging out in the BK for a while talking with those guys- they were waiting for a flight that was 13hrs away and just didn’t want to spend the money on a hotel, that’s a long day.  We caught our flight with no problems and arrived in Bangkok ready to catch a plane to Cairo. The  Bangkok Airport is massive in size and by far the coolest airport I’ve been in so far.

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