24.03.2011 33 °C
So after 9,000km, 26 buses, 5 planes, 2 trains, and too many tuk tuks rides to count we're back in Bangkok once again. And one final bus ride with a driver who secretly thought he was a rally car driver with road rage.
Ohhhh Koh Sanh Road...home sweet home. It's really nice having familiarity, same hotel, same resturants, same shopping stalls, same people (well they all look the same...close enough).
Randomly, the end of the trip was discussed here and there, what we'd do when we got back and how we would feel about it. It was always a distant thought though, and now it's here....reality that is. Even writing about it, it all feels so sureal, it was an amazing journey and we are so fortunate to be able to stop our lives and do something like this. So here we are, two days till my flight (Diana is staying two more weeks) and we're shopping like its going out of style. I bought an extra duffle bag to hold the extra items intending on Diana and I both using it, and after the first day I've already filled it myself. Diana laughed...
We've taken in as many massages as humanly possible, tonight we're going to the spa for our third time, excessive....I think not. Never again in our lives will we get such an amazing massage for 6 bucks. So we're living it up, with drinks in hand!
It's a little weird having three months of someone else driving you around, making your meals, cleaning your room, doing your laundry, carrying your bags (well at times) and suggesting where you should go. It was pretty nice for the first while but it gets old fast, I promise you I'm sooo excited to drive and make my own food, and do my own laundry....all MY way!
Besides seeing close family and friends when I get home I'm excited about the little things....feeling carpet on my toes, salad dressing (they use mayonase), Starbucks coffee....ooohhh smelling coffee brewing!!! and blizzards! But I'll also miss the curry dishes, the fresh fruit shakes, cheap clothes...sunglasses...bathing suits, tuk tuk rides and the friendly people....Khon Kah!
See you all in Canada...very soon. Thanks again for being such avid readers and sharing this journey with us!