Monday, April 5, 2010

Back in BKK

I'm back in my beloved Bangkok, but it's a short stint this time around, 24 hours when all is said and done. I met a girl, Gemma, on the bus from Battambang to BKK and we decided to split costs on a room. Coincidentally, we had all the same errands to run today, too - new belly rings because we'd lost the old ones, new contact lenses, netbook computer purchasing. We were two for three, the netbooks are more expensive here than they are at home! We also stopped at the post office for me so I could ship some things home, and a mobile store for Gemma to get a new cell phone.

I was really hoping to see Sam again while I was here, but I haven't been able to make that happen. Sam, if you're out there, I'm sorry I missed you, dude! I was looking forward to seeing your smiley face again.

I leave in a few hours on an overnight bus to Chumpon and then will take a high speed catamaran to the island of Koh Tao. Wish me luck as this is where I will do my diving certification if I can get over the jitters. I'm encouraged by Gemma, though, who told me that she gets really nervous about snorkeling, too, but she really loved diving. I'll keep you posted.


  1. There's that damn Falco song in my head again!

    If you can travel around the world by yourself, you can dive. The thing about snorkeling that always freaked me out was worrying that I was going to suck a lungful of air down my tube. I bet you'll find that you really love it. I have confidence in you!


  2. I'm sure you can do the dive thing too. While similar - I think they're really different too!

    It sucks that the net books are so much more there. Are you gonna keep looking?

  3. I'm sure you can do it Shan! Just try to put
    all your fears out of your head and don't think
    about it. Remember there is a beautiful world
    in the ocean too.

    Love ya

  4. Amy - Yes, I am gonna keep looking. If I find one in Malaysia, then cool, but if not I'll probably just buy one online and have Will bring it with him when he comes to AUS.