So I arrived at Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 7am on Tuesday 26th February not having any plans or where I wanted to go. I decided to get a taxi to Don Mueang airport which serves as a hub for Air Asia and other low cost airlines. I didn’t have a flight booked anywhere, so I decided to ask Air Asia and the other low cost airlines for their cheapest flights to all locations. I knew a couple of people in Phuket so I decided to fly there with Nok Air.
Whilst I was in Chiang Mai I actually booked my flight back to the UK, so as this was the last part of my trip I thought it would be good to spend some time on the beach.
I arrived in Phuket and headed to Patong and got myself a room in a hotel just off Bangla road. Patong is famous for it’s nightlife. In all fairness it’s fairly trashy. I spent a few days in Patong, bought a few souvenirs and spent a bit of time on the beach before heading to Rawai in southern Phuket.
Rawai is a small village located in southern Phuket. I got myself a little bungalow for 600baht (£12) a night, which is a lot more expensive than northern Thailand. Rawai is very small so I hired myself a scooter for 200baht (£4) a day to get around.
I spent my last few days in and around Rawai. Tasting food at all the local fish markets, sitting on the golden sandy beaches (as you can see from above), swimming in the sea and eating fabulous Thai food, a lovely way to end my 15 month trip.
I had to fly down to Singapore before making the long journey home to collect my bag that I had left at Kirsten’s house. I flew to Singapore on Thursday 7th March and I spent the day in Singapore. I saw Kirsten in the evening and made my way to the airport.
My flight was at 6.45 in the morning, so I checked my bags in at 3.45 and spent a few hours at the airport. I flew to Kuala Lumpar and had 3 hours to wait there before flying to London Heathrow at 10.45. I flew on an Airbus A380 with Malaysian Airlines and had a seat on the upper deck which was a lot nicer than all of the budget airlines I had been using on my trip.
I took off in the 30C heat and blue skies of Asia and landed in grey, cold, rainy England at 17,00 on Friday 8th March, exactly 15 months away from home.
I spent the night at a Heathrow airport hotel as I hadn’t slept for 40 hours before heading back to Essex to surprise everyone, they were all shocked.
I’m now back in Tiptree at home and it’s cold, oh so very cold…
I’m not too sure where the journey takes me next, but I will sure to keep you all posted.
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