Travel plans versus travel days.

How today was planned: 

  • Get up around 7:30 for a nice shower, pack, and breakfast with dad
  • 8:30  - David drives me to the bus station
  • 9:00 - I get on the bus to Bangkok Airport
  • 12:00 - I get off the bus, after a wee snooze, drop the bag into left luggage
  • 12:30 - take the SkyTrain to central Bangkok, two changes and right at the hotel door
  • 1:00 - Check in, have another shower and have a nice lunch with Mat Newman

How it actually happened: 

  • 12:30 - leave bar
  • 2:30 - finish whisky and go to bed
  • 7:30 - sleep through alarm that I'd forgotten to set
  • 8:35 - David comes to flat and shouts 'GET UP'
  • 8:37 - throw everything into suitcase, forgo shower, get into car
  • 8:49 - get out of car, get onto bus with seven minutes to spare
  • 9:00 - on bus, snooze.
  • 1:00 - arrive at Bangkok Airport.  
  • 1:30 - FINALLY find the left luggage, deposit bag, try and find train.
  • 2:00 - Get off at designated stop. Try and find other train line. Its not there
  • 2:15 - get into a Tuk-Tuk - a three wheeled taxi - and get stuck in Bangkok traffic
  • 2:45 - arrive into hotel, they're fully booked, take 25 minutes to check in
  • 3:30 - finally go to Mat's room and start catching up. 

So basically the outcome - a fresh as a daisy version of me gets to meet Mat. Only a few hours late.  

Difficulty: No roaming data, so no internet available whilst in transit. So no maps, etc. But hey, I made it.