My second Solo Trip. My first overseas Solo Trip. Being a travel blogger, a solo trip to Thailand was always on the cards. It was bound to happen someday or the other. Thailand is a haven for solo backpackers and this is a place where everyone starts or ends their backpacking trip through South East Asia. Well I got only 1 week off from work, so I knew that exploring SE Asia was not gonna happen this time. So my destinations where fixed on Krabi and Bangkok. My trip just covered only a fraction of Thailand I wanted to see with a lot more pending on my list. I am not done with Thailand. The North still eludes me. I will be back for more.
I started this solo trip with a bunch of What-Ifs and ended up with a truckload of experiences and memories to live by until my next trip. From reaching the gates on the Final Call for my flight, my first kayaking experience which almost went horribly wrong, exploring isolated islands and beaches, cycling through the jungle trail solo, making friends with some awesome people and having the best night outs in Bangkok…..this 1 week has given me some real motivation and confidence to travel and explore more. It has kicked away many of my negative “What-Ifs” and replaced it with something positive. What if I hadn’t taken this trip? What if I had not taken the leap into the unknown? Would I ever have come across the beautiful village in Krabi? Would I have ever met those awesome travelers in Bangkok? Nothing would have changed for me if I had not taken this trip. My life would have went on as usual. But now it just got a little better. It has given me something to look forward to in life. I have already charted out the places I want to visit in the future. It is not easy but what the hell….I just went solo in Thailand and surprised the shit out of myself. Being an introvert, this is one of my biggest achievements till date and Am all in now.
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Talking about Thailand, I got no words to describe the stark contrast between the two places I visited. I stayed in a village in Krabi down south, a laid back place where you wake up to the chirping of birds and open your eyes to the limestone cliffs lining the sea. I stayed there for a few days enjoying the food and the view from the pier. Not to forget the kayaking and cycling. And a 1 hour flight later I was right in the middle of the chaos in Bangkok. For a moment I felt like I was back in India. But the friendly taxi driver and his Thai songs brought me back to my senses. I missed Krabi as soon as I landed in Bangkok, but the city felt like home when I was around the right people. I had some great night outs with my hostel roommates. The faces changed as some of them left and new ones came in but the friendliness stayed the same. I have so much to write about my experience in Krabi and Bangkok. This post is just a prologue for my upcoming posts.
There are a lot of things going on in my head right now. My moments on the kayak and the late night tuk tuk races and the faces of the people I met keeps whizzing past me as I prepare myself to get on with my usual life. There is a lot I want to write but my head doesn’t seem to fix on one particular thing. Is that what you call the travel hangover? Yes it is it seems and it is a real thing. I just Googled it out and they got some cures for that as well. I need to take a look at that. I know what it feels like getting up and going to work when you just came back from a fabulous trip which seems like a distant dream now.
I have stayed away from my blog for more than a week now and I am writing this just hours after I landed back in India. It feels like I am just typing down whatever comes to my mind right now and this post will not make any sense of what all I did in Thailand. I will keep you guys posted about my trip in detail in my upcoming posts.
And did I mention that I ate a scorpion at the Khao San Road. Yes…a black fat F-ing scorpion. Will keep you posted on that……