Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Goodbye snow and cold!

The trip from Norway to Thailand was long and boring, and involved a 7-hour-wait in Vienna.


Luckily I bumped into a bunch of nice people along the way, who made the trip so much more endurable. I tell you, being outgoing pays off!


A little half Thai/Swiss angel doing the
traditional "wai" - Thai greeting - in my honor at the airport in Austria.

She was so shy and yet fully aware that she was cute
. She didn't reply when I spoke to her in Thai, even though she understood, but she replied to my German at least. Good to know I'm able to hold a conversation with a three-year-old in German. High five!

Then I also got to hang out with Enea, this really cool 20-year-old Albanian guy who grew up in Bejing and went to international schools there, and now studies law in the UK.

Poor guy had to listen to me yakkin' the entire flight. I hope you finally got home safely to your family in Bejijing!

Then the airplane finally landed in Bangkok, and if it wasn't for the fact that I'd just slapped on a fresh face of war paint (makeup), I would have cried my eyes out.

There's little Thai people everywhere! And I get to ride with crazy taxi drivers driving like maniacs - and there's no seat belt in the back! And, mmm, the smell of sewage!

I'm in heaven.

I walk around with a stupid grin on my face and feel immensely overwhelmed. Everything I've missed so badly, and here they all are!

I went to Carrefour right near the building where I live to rob the bank (I can't seem to be able to use my f*****g ATM card, for some reason - it's probably karma), and there's so much food and restaurants that I've been missing everywhere, I don't know where to begin eating.

I also see so much I want to take photos of! But I still feel a bit shy. Especially since I want to take pictures of people, and I'm not in a touristy area where I feel I could be excused as a stupid tourist.

I'll get over it.

So, I've rented a room at a place called Boss Tower (I know, right), and it's a bit shabby, but pretty cheap. There's a nice view from the room too.

Ueh, vertigo

So now it's almost 1 am here in Bangkok, and at home in Norway it's only 7 pm.

I went to Health Land, which is located approximately 3 km from where I live, and had a two-hour traditional Thai massage for 450 baht (less than 90 NOK). After a total of 12 hours riding a plane? Hell yeah! I was so tired I had to fight so hard not to fall asleep. I dozed off like ten times, and even started to snore a couple of times.

I'm off to bed!

1 comment:

X. said...

Jaaa! Gleder meg!! :D
Jeg vil og ha massasje!