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The start of our journey...

London to Bangkok... direct and upgraded.

sunny 30 °C

The day started off at 45 St. Margaret's Road, it was grey/overcast but not raining. We were looking forward to our last episode of Jezzer before we starter our last minute jobs. Unfortunately the morning didn't go to plan and our wake up call was a missed flight... Tommy got straight on the case and rectified the problem - First problem solved. Our next battle was a call from our landlord due to miscommunication regarding 52 The Broadway, again Tommy went through this and solved our second problem. Wow, what a stressful morning and it was only 10am. Next onto our jobs so we fed 'The Watt' before heading out to Hanwell, now you can't park/wait unless it is in a car park, so after dropping Tommy off I got moved onto a little car park on a back street. It was on the same road so I imagined we would reunite after 15-20mins and head home to celebrate our trip with a bottle of Rose Cava from Mum. 1hour and 25minutes later there is still no Rolt, I have driven around the block but no sign and eventually I see him strolling down the road towards the car park. Now both of us are scowling slightly, he thought I had crashed/been kidnapped... I thought his shopping trip to the bank and post office had taken longer than expected. It so happened he was waiting on the corner of the for 1 hours 5minutes and hadn't even made it to the post office. The result of this annoying situation was the pair of us frustrated and now rushing back to Rhian's to leave for the airport, we got back taxi was called and I was told that we had 10minutes maximum, that is when melt down occured (not a massive melt down but a melt down). Tommy cancelled the taxi and we sat trying to lighten the mood in the back garden drinking the Rose Cava. Surely that has to be enough issues for one day!!!
Things are looking up, the sun came out, the traffic was light so we headed to the airport and deciding to spoil ourselves by taking the taxi the whole way there and avoiding the tubes. We arrived and headed over to EVA Airways, nice and early with big grins as our trip is really beginning. We were greeted with...
"Good afternoon sir, please can I have your passports?

I am afraid to tell you that our airline company will not let you fly without a visa or an outbound flight..."

OMG...talk about a day lacking in luck!! So we rushed upstairs to the internet cafe and had to book our outbound flights from Thailand to Kathmandu. Another issue thrown at us which was bashed out the way. Now for some luck...
We return and try and show the lady proof of purchase (a screen grab on the phone which doesn't state our names..) she accepted and the luck of the Irish came back to us...
"Is there anyway we can be upgraded?' asks Tommy with a cheeky grin..resulting in us being moved up to the Elite Suite on the plane.

We arrive in Bangkok and head to Jen and Brian's. We are greeted by Jen and Isaac outside their apartment block which is really flash. We are greeted with a cold beer in iced glass and sit down and chat away. It's Thursday evening and Isaac's birthday so we treated the Harvey's to a second birthday celebration in a lovely restaurant. The next day Jen headed off to work and we relaxed. Tommy and Brian went shopping and Jen and I went to the park where we saw turtles in the pond. We headed back home and got ready for an evening out in Bangkok, baby sitters booked ready!
We headed out in ridiculous traffic and started in Cheap Charlies where the drinks were flowing well, it was meant to be a pub crawl but we got stuck longer than expected as Tommy and Brian's bromance blossomed. We took a short wobbly walk to an Australian bar and had a sing a long to a local band! Now time for dinner, Brian took control and ordered what looked like a hell of a lot... But we managed to make are way through it! A concoction of deep fried thai cuisine- lovely!By now we were quite drunk and filled up with lovely food, we headed down to Soi Cowboy which captivated me with the bright lights and I was eager to see more of the strippers doing their thing!
Jen and Brian came in to a bar for 1 drink and then headed home. I wasn't that impressed with the set up as the girls looked sad and bored and way too young for that sort of carry on ! We decided to head to another bar to absorb a little more of this culture... Unfortunately our lovely world wide Caxton card had reached its limits.. So our night was cut short and we headed home!

Posted by RoltlissTravels 00:27 Archived in Thailand

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