Vacation to Thailand. Occurred Jan. 23 – Feb. 1, 2010, Written Feb. 10, 2010.
Thailand was supposed to be the greatest vacation ever. My spirits were high as I imagined a vacation of epic proportions. It had so many things going for it. For starters, a university buddy of mine, Grant, who I hadn’t seen in years was to meet me in Bangkok. Plus I had a good friend, Isaac, who lived in Bangkok. After a weekend of tom-foolery and wild debaucheries in Bangkok, Grant and I would head to Kho Pha Ngan, the Thai island famous for full moon parties and other forms of trouble (both legal and not so legal). I would throw the guide book in trash can and let the wind guide the two of us; two handsome bachelors on a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia.
Sadly, Grant grant canceled just 10 days before the trip. He cited work and girlfriend conflicts. This was a disaster. What was I supposed to do? I sulked and whined. A huge problem was I couldn’t go to Kho Pha Ngan anymore. Without Grant to split the bill with, I couldn’t afford the hotels and there would be no discount on air travel that I would have gotten by purchasing two tickets. Where was I gonna go? How would I get there? Argh!
After a couple hours of non-productive whining, I decided I needed a change of heart. I was suffering from severe culture shock from living in Korea and I needed a temporary reprieve to recharge my batteries.
I was going on this vacation no matter what and damn it, I was going to have a good time too! Continue reading