Leaving Thailand

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Well, I made it safely back to the airport via the BTS (Bangkok Train System). It was so easy to do. I’m sitting in another airport lounge reflecting on my Thailand experience. I always thought or knew I would get here. What I didn’t know is that it would be a solo journey. I always thought I would share it with someone, be it a friend or more. But as I sit back and think about each and every day I spent here, I have to say that I was really happy being with (not by) myself.

I got to see a lot of the Thai culture. From Thais selling everything from food to massage to clothes. I was in the Red Light District and didn’t even realize it, though I should have. Thank God I didn’t see grown men with children. I would have freaked out.

Everywhere you go, you see memorials in honor of their king who died in 2015. I have never been around or seen so much displays of love for a royal before. The Thai people loved their king. Everyday, they visit his body and pay tribute to him at the Grand Palace. When I saw the long line/queue of people in black, I knew it had to do with a death. I thought it was a special day or something but my guide told me that this is an everyday thing while the country is in mourning.

This has been such an amazing experience for me and I honestly believe that this trip turned out the way it was supposed to be. Solo! Just for me, myself and I.

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