I leave on a night bus to Krabi tonight. Well, Ton Sai. It is a southern beach near places with great views, climbing, cheap places to stay and a laid back atmosphere. Unfortunately it does not have reliable internet. This means that this may be my last post for a little while.
Not much really to add… I have just been hanging out in Bangkok. Joe, the Irishman, and I went out last night and met some girls from Holland, and a guy and a girl from Canada. The guy was a couchsurfer as well, and told me the best news I have heard in a while. He couchsurfed with a guy in nepal who owns his own adventure trekkiing company. The guy has special deals for couchsurfers, and it looks like I may be able to go to Everest Base Camp for $500. I also got news that if I get my visa in Bangkok, the company I am working for will pay for $500 of my plane flight, as well as $150 for hotel stay in Bangkok. Hotels cost $10 a night max. Sweet deal!
My visa runs out on Nov. 29th, which means I have to leave Thailand by then, even if it is only for an hour. My plans will revolve around that, as I need to come back in to get my visa for South Korea.
I went around to a used bookstore and bought 3 books for $13 and traded in one I had finished. The store had all the books in little cellophane wrappers, so you could not thumb through them, which kind of ruined the experience. You know when you go to a store, and can flip through the books, and that smell of old paper and ink fills the place. Some books just feel good, the pages are worn and marked, and you know it has been well read? Couldn’t find that here. Granted, some were not wrapped, but they were all science fiction books that I didn’t care about. I ended up getting “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, “Call of the Wild and Whitefang” by Jack London, and “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway. Should be some good reads for my 12-hour ride tonight.
I got to run to see if i can get things (like documentation) shipped to the local DHL store. And i have to pull some money out and buy food and snacks for my trip. I hope to post again as soon as i can, but if i am in a hut on the beach with no internet… can you really blame me for not turning on my computer?