Was supposed to get this in before the year ended but I didn’t get the chance to (kdrama got in the way lol). Anyway, introducing…CANOE THAILAND TRIP.
Our flight was in the evening to BKK and by the time we reached it was 8pm+. After meeting Jam at the the airport, we headed to HERE HOSTEL – the accommodation we booked through Airbnb.
THE PLACE WAS SO FREAKING COOL. It had a slide that brought you to the lobby. It wasn’t those lame slides that you go down slowly. Once you got on and pushed off, you literally zoomed down. This was the girls cramp ass room. But it was great for HTHTs because we sat on the top bunks across each other and it was cosy. We headed out for dinner after settling down. Some street stalls w noodles and wanton and dimsum and ONLY 70BAHT!! Which is like $2.80. CHEAP AND GOOD, my favWe headed back after getting some famous condensed milk toast thing and walking the streets.
I thought it’d be hard to wake the boys up, but they actually woke up earlier than us. The hostel was seriously amazing for the price we paid. They served breakfast and the bed and pillows made you feel like you were sleeping on clouds.
We rode on tuktuks to the Grand Palace and dude it was so hot and crowded. I had fun nonetheless walking around in the skirt they made us put on. We went to another noodle shop for lunch that served thai iced tea for 20BAHT ($0.80!!!!!!). After lunch we ate SOMEMORE. Kebabs, thai iced tea, waffles, coconut ice cream. Then we went to Platinum mall for SHOPPING!!!!! Last time I went with my mum we couldn’t really find clothes to buy but walking around with the girls this time was so much fun and we all managed to find something we liked. (I think the guys bought more than us).
Bag man Ian who had to hold the girls’ bags cause we were taking a photo
It was hard to get a taxi from platinum mall so we took tuktuks to the train station and took the train to Siam where most of us had our first Thai pad thais and then the girls had some famous toast. That night we went to Khao San road too.
We went for a tantalizing Thai full body massages and ate more street food. Jam, Weiqian and I went for manicures/pedicures. That night we had dinner at some fusion restaurant and $1 dimsum afterwards and waited for Hsin An to arrive. Then we went to get more food and ended up eating padthai at 11pm.
We woke up at 4+ and spent the day travelling to Surat thani airport, then a bus to the ferry terminal and finally a ferry to Koh Samui
Jam’s parents got food for us. So spicy but sooooo shiokk. Everyones lips/face were red but seriously the best tomyum I’ve ever had. And we played orientation games that night and A SOCIAL SUICIDE GAME SERIOUSLY omg.
SNORKELLING DAY!! Took a catamaran to the beautiful island. At the first stop, we jumped off the first and second level of the boat into the water as the rest of the passengers watched from below. Yknow? It just felt like one of those moments…you’re young and doing the kind of things you won’t do when you’re older and it felt great because of the people I was doing it with. Then we went to another area for lunch and a second snorkelling site. Climbed onto each others shoulders, splashed water…it was a pretty great afternoon
Then we headed back on the same boat but we sat on the upper deck. The wind was VICIOUS. We couldn’t sit on the stools because our butts wouldn’t stay on the seats, our drinks wouldn’t stay in their cups and our hair wouldn’t stay out of our face. It was actually a challenge walking against the wind. At one point, Aaron, Chew, and I fell off the bench because of the turbulence. Boys even offered hair untangling services for the girls that night because even conditioner couldn’t undo the knots.
We were supposed to go kayaking but the bad weather forecast forced us to postpone it. So instead, we stayed in the villa and chilled for most of the morning. Then in the late afternoon we went to GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER ROCKS.
The next day, I had a sprained ankle in the morning but thank God the only activity we had was night fishing. The boat ride was actually quite bad and a few of us ended up getting sea sickness. Jam and I puked and slept most of the way. It was quite upsetting because I couldn’t move much w my ankle + i couldn’t enjoy the trip. But on the bright side, I caught a fish in the middle of my sea sickness and moving around hahah. Although, I think I was lucky because I took over Jams rod.
The last activity day in Koh Samui. KAYAKING and TREKKING. I couldn’t trek so for the first one, Jam sat w me and we had a nice talk about life. Then at the kayaking part, we resumed K2 partnering and it was fun paddling with her again in the choppy waters. We went to a beach where there was trekking pt2 and I intended on just sun bathing while the rest of them trekked. But in the end Adilah, Matt, Emma, Edwin, Ian and Aaron didn’t go up and we played beach games and ended up burying Adilah. (-:
The ride back was pretty relaxing. We sat on the top deck and we just lay down and slept. Back at the villa, the boys tried doing their trick shot (which I am excited to watch but the videos haven’t been uploaded.) We went to a food court for dinner and celebrated Emma’s birthday.
Then we had KFC CHICKEN TENDERS (so cheap) and we headed to a night market. Bought super delicious prawn fritter things. Adilah and Chew bought INSECTS which actually wasn’t that bad for me haha but “ALL THE JUICE” apparently squirted in Adilahs mouth.
That night we pulled all nighters and stayed up till the next day cause we had to leave the house at 5+
The last day was the saddest day. I didn’t think about it much during the trip, but when it finally came time to say goodbye to Jam it hit me like a truck. The whole bus ride to the ferry terminal, K4 scenes were just running through my mind. But we bid goodbye to Thailand, the crappy service at the airport where we had to wait a couple of hours, the villa, DONNA, the Thai instant noodles, the nutella, bread and Jam (food product AND Yanisa lol)