A quick backstory: After spending time in Laos with our 13 new friends, Kim and I headed out on a flight to Bangkok to meet up with our lovely friend Kim M (we'll call her by her asian name, Pkimb, for the purpose of this blog) from home who was flying in to spend 10 days with us in Thailand.
The good: We got to see Kim!! I mean- Pkimb.
|HI KIM WE MISS YOU!!!|
The bad: Kim K came down with a very nasty case of something very nasty.
|A tiny Asian version of Kim|
I had been really sick with the same thing the day before so I can say with complete understanding- it was bad. When we arrived in Bangkok to meet Pkimb at the airport, it was pretty obvious Kim K wasn't going anywhere except the bathroom. The only problem with this was that the 3 of us we were supposed to be getting directly on a 7 hour bus/ferry ride to the island of Koh Chang. After a few seconds of trying to figure out what we should do, Kim K noticed a sign for an airport hotel and was like guys- you go ahead I'll meet you tomorrow- and ran off to go puke her brains out.
Fast forward a day or so and the three of us are sitting pretty on a beach in Koh Chang together. It was so amazing having Pkimb with us. She's the most hilarious, easygoing, up-for-anything travel partner you could ask for and there are way too many stories that happened while we were traveling with her to share here, so I'll just pick a few of my favorites over the next couple of posts.
|Pretending to fit in at the fanciest hotel on Koh Chang|
|Enjoying all the hotel had to offer|
|One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen|
The next night we had a similar we-must-be-invisible experience when we decided we wanted one of the fruit shake vendor guys on the street to mix our favorite cocktail for us for the price of just a fruit shake ($1). All it took was buying our own bottle of vodka, bottle of baileys, and ordering a banana shake. As he started pouring all of the ingredients into the blender for the fruit shake, I leaned over and started pouring in our vodka and Baileys. Don't mind me. Just adding a little something extra. Nothing to see here. He literally did not look up, threw the lid on, and started mixing our shake. Have I mentioned how much I love Thailand??
|Here's our lovely fruit shake vendor|