2nd November 2018
Me and Abby arrived in Bangkok a few days before we were meant to be going on the G adventures tour and it was the best decision we made! We got to explore parts of Bangkok which we would eventually come back to and look forward to once again. Bangkok was full of colour, culture and lots of alcoholic buckets! Trust me when they say what happens in Bangkok … they lie! It all follows you. Its full of bad decisions which actually end up being the funniest stories.
When we got to Bangkok we were greeted by a 50 minute wait for a taxi which was not what you want after a 6 hour flight. When we finally got to the LUB D’BANGKOK it was around 9:30 pm so the first day was a little bit of a right off … just Singha to get us through much to Abby’s disgust.
3rd November 2018
The next day me and Abs went for a little wander to find something interesting for us to do and where do we find ourselves… Madame Tussaud’s of course. I bloody love a good action shot with the celebs. Me and Abby are mental when we are in MT just because we don’t stand and pose normally… we HAVE to come up with thee most out there pictures. We always end up attracting attention. After we had finished at MT we ended up walking across to a very strange shopping mall. Every floor had a specific plan. What I mean by that is there was a phone floor, a ladies floor, a food floor, a luggage floor, a tourist/niknak floor etc. It was like having a market but on several different floors. Definitely not like Meadowhall that’s for sure!
We finally made our way up to the food floor where we were greeted by many different delicacies. Ducks were hung up all crispy and red like ornaments or prized trophies. They may have been appetizing to the Asian community but I could not imagine that in a duck pancake that’s for sure! Me and Ab opted for a western looking chicken bar called BON CHON CHICKEN. Words cannot describe how beautiful the soy crispy chicken was and me and Abs never stopped thinking about that chicken for ages! (*Spoiler Alert – we have it 2 more times after this trip*) haha!
So what did we decide to do after this very productive day? go drinking on Khao San Road and wake up hungover to meet the tour group the next day? Too right we did! Getting a tuk tuk was one of my favorite things to do in Bangkok just because you get a sense of Thailand and its busy streets as well as obviously arriving in style haha!
Lets just say the night was long! We sat down at this bar and we went in there because of the music. It was easily the loudest bar on the road with the best music so we thought why not! We sat down ordered a bucket each and the people next to us looked at us with the “Oh you can tell you have just arrived” look. What I mean by that is that once you start on the buckets there is no going back! They are lethal!
4th November 2018
Hanging out our arses… we left Lub d’bangkok and went to the BANGKOK CENTRE HOTEL which is where we would be meeting our tour group for the first time. We came into the hotel checked in and went to our room and slept the hangover off until the tour meeting. Now I have done this tour I can get into detail about each one of them.
Mandy was from Germany, she was a sweet soul who went off on her own expeditions a lot of our free time and I loved that about her. She knew herself and what she came for and not only did she make friends but we all respected her adventurous ways.
Emma, Edward and Anne Linn were all from Norway. Emma unfortunately left the tour after getting to Cambodia because she was home sick and I don’t think the travelling was for her. Anne Linn was a little older than me and wise. She also like Mandy liked her own free time and wasn’t in to going out and getting drunk but each to their own and I respected her privacy.
Edward…what can I say about him apart from being a Prince. He really made me laugh throughout the whole trip and he was with us when we left the tour as well. He was always telling us how bad his English was but it was really good! He loved learning new words from us and was hilarious on the karaoke! I would definitely go and see Edward in Norway and I hope one day I do!
I also met 2 of my ultimate favorites of the trip, Shawna and Richard who were from Canada! Where do I start with Shawna. We just connected from day one! She was always someone who would be there for me and want to speak/talk to me and I still have that connection with her now. The sad part was I never got to share a room with her which was very disappointing! I will be going hopefully next year to go and see Shawna!
Richard was the gay best mate I’ve always wanted! He was the sassiest person imaginable and his witty banter always made me laugh! He always spoke his mind and so do I so I think that’s why me and him got on and he knew what sort of person I was from the beginning. When I am in Canada I will be getting in touch with him and having the biggest catch up ever!
The Irish… 3 of the little buggers but the best Irish buggers I have ever known. Jimmy, Kieran and Jack (Barry) were the funniest people! I cannot wait to one day have a reunion and be going to Dublin to reunite! They were funny from the moment we met in the welcome meeting when they were all pissed (Richard also included in this) and Jack walked into a glass frame to go to the loo! That was hilarious!
Maizie Maizie Maizie… what would I have done without her! she genuinely was one of my go to girls! I appreciated her so much, her banter, her drunkness, her just as a person! I have never been to Wales and never really thought about wanting to go until I met her! Now I cannot wait to go and see her! She is one of those girls who I don’t have to see/speak to everyday to know that she is there for me! She was one in a million!
Jodie and Emily were 2 other English girls on my tour. Jodie was literally meant to be Abby’s sister, her jawline and eyes looked exactly the same as Abby’s it was scary. Jodie was lovely and was my regular room mate. She always had the best stories to tell us which made my day!
Emily, sweet sweet Emily! What can I say about this girl apart from… Genuine. I have never in my life so far met someone who was as thoughtful, caring, kind and genuine. She literally has a heart of gold and wears it on her sleeve. She never had a bad word to say about anyone and was never bitchy or had an unkind word to say. She really was a breath of fresh air!
My older Geordie sister Sarah… what can I say about her! The fact I felt like she was an older sister means enough. She had the same traits as me and Abs, she was always up for a laugh and was always the last to leave any club/night out and wore her heart on her sleeve also! She was so down to earth and she’s also someone who I can’t wait to see again and give her a big hug!
My little baby Iona… how amazing it was to meet you! Such an old soul but in an 18 year old body! What I mean by that is she is only so young but she is so brainy and so mature for an 18 year old! Always up for a laugh like all of us but she knows when she wants to do something and when she doesn’t so she isn’t easily led on which I think it a great trait! No one wants to be a sheep!
We also had 2 other girls who joined us at different parts, Naomi and Sneiha (Sorry if I spelled your name wrong) I do know how to say it unlike others who did not! Just don’t know how to say it (Snarehuh) is how you say it FYI people! I did not really spend a lot of time with these two girls and to be honest I do think it is down to the trip being split up. Me and the others were together for around 12 days before SH came in and Naomi only came with us for the Laos part of the trip. That’s what I didn’t think was good about the trip. The fact that there was stops for people to jump on meant they were behind from all of us which was a shame because we would all speak about things that had happened that the others had not been there for.