Published: July 2nd 2008July 2nd 2008
Well we’ve reached the end of our journey and funnily enough it sort of finished where it started. Perth. Back to that soon.
We spent the last two days relaxing. I went parasailing on Sunday morning which was so much fun. After getting all hooked in the harness and parachute etc I asked what to do, next thing you know they are shouting RUN RUN RUN to me and I’m off sprinting down the beach towards the water as the rope drags me up into the air. So much for the instructions. One of the boys jumped on with me and just hung on to the ropes of the parachute as we flew about 40 metres in the air behind the speed boat. A bit hairy but certainly worth it.
Went out for drinks with the great girls form our local - Lilly’s Bar on our last night after they closed up the bar/hut thing along with some other boys we met from Australia also. Drank on Bangla Road which is the red light district and very eye opening. As you walk down the side street on the way to the toilet, the “take home” girls that danced outside all the bars pull and grab at you that would go close to sexual harassment in Australia. The girls weren’t so grabby when I took Amy with me the next time. It was a great last night although we believe Amy shouldn’t have had some of one of the Lilly’s staffs’ chicken dinner which didn’t taste the best and got Amy very sick on Monday.
Kept our room on Monday until 5pm when the shuttle bus picked us up to go to the Airport. Amy still wasn’t well and took quite the effort to get to the airport without stopping. Had the nurse at the airport take a look at Amy who by this time was getting worse, pins and needle, dizziness etc (not a hangover afterall). The nurse gave her some medicine which helped eventually, our first flight to Singapore from Phuket was delayed so it meant we missed our connecting flight home to Adelaide, instead we had to go via Perth (with a 3.5 hour wait) and get home at 2pm instead of 7am, (19 hours travelling time all up) On the first flight, Amy was getting worse and me very worried, all the flight attendants were on hand and very concerned, they were fantastic though, Singapore Airlines have the best service by far. When we arrived in Singapore, a wheel chair was waiting at the plane door and we were escorted all the way to our next gate which was miles away, it’s a massive airport. Thankfully Amy began to get better in between flights and they let us fly home, only just though as at one stage we were looking at spending a night in Singapore if the doc didn’t give Amy the all clear to fly. The plane wasn’t very full so they gave us the back of the plane which we had two rows to ourselves which was great. Got to spread out and get some sleep after a crazy few hours before hand.
Eventually arrived home at 2:35 and very glad to be home, we even enjoyed a meat pie with sauce, some normal food after some very strange meals in Thailand.
It has been an amazing journey and one we will remember forever, thanks to all for checking it out, will try and get some photos on here we get them back form getting developed, yeah our digital camera broke on the first day in Thailand.
Cheers and Seeya all soon now we’re back in Adelaide.