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Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 49 (24th Jan ) I wake up and fly out of bed as I look at the time and it is 11:05am I have managed to sleep through 3 alarms that I set last night to wake me up for breakfast which was open from 6am -10am. I had a breakfast voucher which meant I already paid for it so I was so annoyed at myself for sleeping through my alarm and for more importantly missing out on free food !
So I got myself ready and of course I was now starving so I set out for some food. Different people have told me different things about the street food here in Thailand, some say go for it you have to try it and only eat street food but others say don’t touch it, so I was a bit apprehensive to try the food by myself and it being the first thing I eat in the morning. It was now after 12:00 but my system believed it was still morning and couldn't stomach the smell of egg and meat coming from the street food stalls. After getting some essentials from the store I was now dripping with sweat so I decided to go back to the air coned room but on the way the massage centre caught my eye and everything in me was calling for me to go in and just relax. Unfortunately after being tempted with a massage they were fully booked for the day so I booked for 9:30pm.
I didn’t want to waste the day so I headed back out into the sauna outside and went to explore the city of Bangkok. Bangkok is extremely busy, crazy, interesting and unique to anything else I had seen before. There were a thousand and one smells all hitting my nose at once, more and more each step I took, both good, bad and just plain awful. My eyes were like golf balls so wide trying to soak up this amazing new culture.
The time was creeping close to 6pm when I then went down to the lobby of the hotel where I was directed to my group who were at this stage just 9 randoms staring up at me. People say that first impression is everything and without knowing it we judge each other within the first 10 minutes of meeting someone. My tour guide introduced himself as Santi and is said like sunny. We were given forms to fill out for our safety on the trip and to sign our life away (not literally). We then all introduced ourselves and said our travel history and where we from. I instantly connected with a lovely girl called Parie, as when "Sunny" was explaining how the trip would plan out we could only understand about 30% of what he way saying - the rest was just all Thai to me, so it was so funny trying to match together what he was saying. The meeting was around an hour long before we went through to the nearest train station which was right outside our hotel and popped out on the other side of the road to go to the cutest little cafe/ restaurant for dinner. I got to know the people in my group a bit more and with each minute I learnt something new about someone, whether it be a personality trait or just something about them that made them who they were.
I believe that each human is different however we are made up of tiny portions of the people who we surround ourselves with and the places we venture to. On the way back to the hotel I have my traditional Thai massage which was definitely not what I expected. I was given a Thai outfit to wear which was baggy pants and a baggy top. The massage was half muscle massage and half yoga poses with the woman's body weight on me. Whoever out there watched the “Miranda” comedy series will know what I felt like when getting my massage. I felt so good afterwards, like I had been pushed and pulled till I was free in my own body. It is bed for me now. Will be back tomorrow.
xx Kirsty Claire xx