Meeting The Good Weather In Thailand
It’s the last day of November 2012 and finally I go to my favourite country and stay with my girlfriend.
Just on time, because they predict winter is starting in the Netherlands: freezing an snow.
In Thailand it’s about 34 C/93.2 F: I don’t need a sweater there!
Back to Thailand…. or not?
Before I could go back to Thailand, I thought I had some kind of trouble with the visa: I didn’t had it at all and I wanted to stay maybe longer then 30 days.
When you stay in Thailand for less than 30 days, for people from most countries it’s no problem.
Realizing that on Wednesday late in the afternoon is too late.
The Embassy of Thailand was already closed and it would take 2 working-days to arrange it.
Therefore I called my boss to say that I maybe not could work the day after.
The next day, as early as possible, I called the Embassy of Thailand and they could not arrange it on time.
The lady said that I just NEED a visa or have a ticket and leave before the 30 days.
I didn’t want to change my ticket back to the Netherlands.
Another option was to buy another ticket.
For example to Laos, not far from Phon, Khon Kaen where I stay.
A ticket is booked fast and easy online ;}
And, I could work for my boss.
The Journey Back To Thailand
Friday afternoon at 12.00 my boss brought me to the railway station.
This time not with the taxi to Schiphol, but with the train.
That was more than 10 years ago I went with the train for the last time.
On Wednesday I already bought my ticket for the train, so I could walk straight to rail.
Not quite straight: first going up and down with the stairs.
With 2 suitcases of 23 and 12 kg (50.6 lbs and 26.4 lbs).
When I arrived at the right track I see the elevator………
When the train arrived I get in (of course) and I go seated in the lobby so I don’t bother anybody with my suitcases.
Within an hour and a half I was at the airport.
For the flight back to Thailand I already checked in at home, but how does it works with handling the suitcases?
Something new to find out, and it’s quite easy to do.
Everything is done, now only wait about 2 hours before boarding.
Make it 2 hours and a half: They had a light issue in the aircraft.
No problem… we can use candles 😀
They fixed the lights and we could get on board.
The aircraft was fuller than I am used.
This time I flew with KLM back to Thailand, normally with EvaAir, where I have 3 or 4 seats for my own.
Flying back to Thailand
We were in the air very soon and the captain hit the throttle well….
The service on board was good, but sometimes a little messy: maybe because the aircraft was full.
The food was also very good, but I prefer the food from EvaAir: it’s more Asian.
Sometimes it was too warm in the aircraft, so, I had to drink very much.
As usual I could not sleep in the aircraft.
And, it was a flight of almost 11 hours.
On board I got the visa for 30 days to fill.
There was no question about a date of going out.
Only the flight-number, but that could be any date…
Back To Thailand – Meeting The Good Weather In Thailand
As I said, the captain hit the throttle well: we landed only 3 minutes later.
At the airport in Bangkok I was quickly trough the passport-control.
Indeed, there were no questions WHEN I would take the flight to go out of the country….
But maybe also no problems, because I was in and out the country 3 times before.
I’m back in Thailand
It took only a long time before I had my suitcase.
And some time to find my girlfriend.
But we found each other and went, together with her nephew, on our way!
And as I walk out the airport, indeed, I’m meeting the good weather!