48 Hours in Bangkok airport! 

First of all I would like to apologise for taking so long to write anything here! We are currently both well and in NZ on a frantic job hunt before the ski season kicks off. However someone spilt a pint of beer over my laptop (it’s a story for another day) and that’s why I’ve not been online! So let’s travel back in time to when we were still in Bangkok and I’ll try catch you up over the next few days! 

Joe and I arrived at Bangkok airport with plenty of time…. 5 hours until our flight to be exact. We headed to check in and hoped to drop off our bags and get through! I had my heart set on a bit of shopping and a G and T before takeoff. At check in we were declined due to apparently not being registered on that flight! Shocked, and advised to call the agency (STA) we headed to the nearest pay phone! I don’t know how many of you have tried to use a pay phone in Bangkok airport but let me tell you!!! It is impossible it has more buttons than the cocpit of the plane! After no luck and patients wearing thin we found a Scottish man who let me use his phone. We eventually established that we weren’t checked onto the flight and had already missed checkin. 
Deflated and annoyed we headed to a nearby hotel which in itself was a mission as the taxi driver drove us miles away and then to a 5star facility. Eventually we found a suitable hotel where we could continue our phone conversations with STA and try work out what was going on. The hotel had condoms in the fridge, which was puzzling but you can’t be too fussy in these situations and I made for the phone. While Joe headed out to get me a pizza every cloud and all that….. 

After numerous phone calls we were assured that we would be flying tomorrow. However by now we’d heard it all before and we’re not too sure! We headed to bed with our fingers crossed and alarms set for the next day! Lucky for us we’d received an email with a flight confirmation yet no apology that we could fly tomorrow! Relieved we headed to the airport this time nearly 7 hours early just to be sure!! 
Once at the airport I got to indulge in a bit of shopping and Joe enjoyed a pint. We ditched Asian cuisine for a subway….before donning our flight socks and heading to the plane! 


The flight was long but without any further difficulties and we were collected from the airport by an old friend of mine who goes by the name Mav! Thankyou for reading and keep posted for more of the same.
Paris X

I do believe in unicorns!

So we jumped on our night bus and waved goodbye to Cambodia… we did very nearly miss the bus but neither of us were very bothered and we eventually managed to get there in time. After some emotional goodbyes to the Jack and Daniels crew. The bus was a nightmare. It was actually very comfy compared to some with proper mattress so we got a good sleep. It broke down at leat twice I stopped counting and then someone drove into us. So we arrived at the border very delayed… the border crossing took at least 2 hours. We ditched the second half of our bus trip in favour of a taxi with Bec and Ben who we’d met along the way. I think our taxi driver was the slowest taxi driver in the whole world but we made it back to Koh San Road! Wahooo. It went from bad to worse when we realised joes bag had been left in the Taxi… containing the laptop, phone charger all our credit and debit cards and both the passports. Joe ran down the road like Usain Bolt and somehow caught up with the taxi! FEW. We showered and enjoyed a few beers with Ben and Bec before a relatively early night.

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The next day I had a real treat in store for Joe! I’d seen it on Facebook and was desperate to go to the unicorn cafe. It must be my birthday as Joe agreed and off we headed! it was so magical. We got to dress up in unicorn onesies and drink unicorn drinks and eat unicorn carbonara. Totally magical! I want to go back every single day!

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We headed back and I got my hair tidied up….

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And then did a spot of shopping…

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Asia has been magical! I’ll do a proper post later with our highlights. 215 days of partying, meeting ace people and seeing all the corners of 4 beautiful countries. I wish I could do it all over again but we are very excited for our next leg of the journey and New Zealand!!! Love to you all. Thankyou so much for reading!

Paris X

New Years Resolution update:

01.05.2017 (Week 18 of challenge) Books Read:

  1. A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams And Dust – George R. R. Martin
  2. A Dance With Dragons 2: After The Feast – George R. R. Martin
  3. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  4. Comfort food – Kitty Thomas
  5. Mark One – John Hindmarsh (must read sequel at some point)
  6. Girl Undone – Marla Madison
  7. The Sick House – Ambrose Ibsen
  8. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  9. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  10. Survivor The Triumph Of An Ordinary Man In The Khmer Rouge Genocide – Chum Mey
  11. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  12. Bone Pit: A Chilling Medical Suspense Thriller – Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb
  13. Sabotage – Dale Wiley
  14. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  15. First They Killed My Father – Loung Ung
  16. Lucky Child – Loung Ung
  17. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (Among others still a work in progress but I am making progress!)

Status: STILL TWO WEEKS BEHIND