The Journey to Thailand (An excerpt from my journal)
Twenty-seven hours of travelling and I still have not reached the hotel where I will sleep for a few hours before catching a fourth flight to Phuket. I don’t even want to calculate the total time I will have spent travelling. What the heck was I thinking? Thailand – the other side of the world.
I’m embarrassed to mention the two comfort issues I had to overcome to make the journey over the Pacific. But, as ridiculous as they sound, they are around the clock Asian food and shitting in public toilets. Don’t judge. I have just never been a big fan of Asian food. I don’t hate it, but it definitely isn’t a staple in my diet. I mean, I like Thai food – once a month. The twenty-seven hour flight definitely forced me to overcome fear number two.
But I’m almost there. Thailand – The Land of Smiles. A country that is heavily Buddhist yet has a violent history. A country that has a stable sex tourism industry, where people come from around the world for sex shows, prostitutes, and sex change operations. A country where 25% of the men are polygamists. Oh, and my personal favorite, they believe in ghosts. But any country that ranks number one in Johnny Walker Black Label consumption in the world is a fine place for me.