Bangkok 2017 || Heading Home + Bangkok Highlights

My last night in Bangkok was unfortunately spent restlessly as I woke up every hour or so due to the abdominal pain. Whenever I’m flying out early in the day, I usually pack my bags the night before and since we were flying right past noon again, I packed my bags through the pain before I slept. Or attempted to. When I woke up that morning, I didn’t want to leave the bed since the fetal position was the one I was in pain the least. It was horrible. I rarely ever get sick on trips (the only other time was having the flu during my first week in Copenhagen – I blame winter) but whenever I do, it’s the worst because it just comes out of nowhere. After dilly-dallying on the decision to get up or not, I ended up going for breakfast. It was our last breakfast in Bangkok and I wanted to make the most out of it. I only had what I would consider a light serving for lunch because I didn’t want to upset my tummy even more.

Once again, we had the reception call us a taxi to take us to the airport. The drive to the airport was quite uneventful and traffic wasn’t as heavy as compared to when we were traveling from the airport to the hotel during rush hour. We took the highway and paid the toll. It didn’t even cost more than 400 baht and it was quite a drive too. We didn’t realize how huge Suvarnabhumi Airport was until we had the time to burn to roam around. Check in was swift as we only needed to scan our passports in the self-check in machines, and drop off our luggage at the counter. Their body check scanner was something I haven’t encountered before too. It looked like a pod! C and I browsed all the stores (which are mostly designer ones) and we surprisingly did not find a Pandora stall, even though Google says otherwise. I bought a Pandora charm bracelet for my 25th birthday and C buys me charms for random milestones, our anniversary was supposed to be one of it. Oh, well.

I spent the plane ride home ugly crying over A Dog’s Purpose (thanks to the plane’s entertainment system), barely touching my meal, and wondering whether to head straight to the emergency room instead of heading home. However, it was raining when we arrived. Rain in Manila is equal to a traffic sentence because the already horrible traffic will get so much worse. I spent the drive back drifting in and out of sleep in the car, clutching my tummy, while C drove for almost six hours just to get us home. Not the best ending to an otherwise fun trip.

Here’s a short-ish clip of our Bangkok trip! (Sorry this post isn’t as long, but when I think about our last day in Bangkok, all I could think about the tummy pain. It did take a couple of days, minimal food, and rest, for it to fully subside.)

20 thoughts on “Bangkok 2017 || Heading Home + Bangkok Highlights

  1. It’s just so thrilling people travelling like me, i can understand your feeling about that stomach pain. I am travelling to Bangkok too this year and this post just made me happy because i got a glimpse of the place! 🙂

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  2. Oh no I’m sorry your tummy pain was so bad :/ At least it was towards the end of your trip! I remember when I went to Paris I had a bad bug that made me throw up and I couldn’t eat properly for the next week. I still have no idea what it was…

    Also I love pandora bracelets! You should post a photo of it some time. I’d love to see your collection of charms 😀

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    • Getting sick on vacation is probably the worst because you spent the money to be there and then not be able to fully enjoy it! I will once I have more charms. Haha! I don’t have a lot right now since I just feel like the charms are too expensive to buy one without any occasion lol

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      • Yeah they are SO expensive but so classy and beautiful!

        Also, this is kind of random although I’m not sure where else to ask since there is no chat or IM option on WordPress but I recently changed my blog URL and then suddenly all the activity on my blog abruptly stopped and I’m wondering if people are having trouble accessing it? How do you usually get to one’s blog? Do you click on it through comments, do my posts still show up on your reader? Haha WordPress can be confusing sometimes :/

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      • I can still see your posts on the reader and can still access your site! Maybe people are going to the old link? I just check blog posts via the reader 🙂

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  3. I’m so sorry about your tummy pain :(. That is literally one of my WORST travel fears – that I’d get tummy issues on a trip, especially during a travel day. It’s just awful :(. And I cried soooo much when I watched A Dog’s Purpose! Thankfully, I watched it in a dark movie theater by myself, so no one witnessed by ugly crying!

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    • I know, it was such a surprise to have tummy pain because I *used* to have an iron stomach. I literally just ate whatever I wanted and no tummy pain, so this was unpleasant. That was wise to watch A Dog’s Purpose alone and in the dark – I had a hard time ordering food on the plane because I was ugly crying. Haha!

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  4. I’m sorry that you experienced that – especially during travelling! It’s probably one that we all worry about. I always bring different medicines when I’m even just out of town. I rarely get sick, but when I do, it’s the kind that won’t let me out of bed. 😦

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  5. I’m sorry to hear that you had an abdominal pain before heading out. It’s always a nightmare feeling ill during a trip. I’ve been through the body scanner so many times that it stopped looking like an alien ship XD. I love your video! Looks like you two had a really good time out there (besides the stomach pain). Hope you’re feeling better by now!

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  6. Waah! I also developed stomach bug towards the end of our trip 😦 I just arrived from our Indochina trip earlier today and I can still feel some stomach cramps. We really have to find ways on how to avoid causes of traveler’s diarrhea or stomach bug and learn what can we do if we did acquire them.

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    • I only had a stomach ache in Bangkok! I went Vietnam-Cambodia for two weeks, ate everywhere, and never got sick. I think it might be because everything was spicy lol

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  7. Hope your tummy pain has not come back. It sucks to be sick when you are traveling. So far, (thank God!) I haven’t gotten sick during major trips. I used to get sick every single time when visiting the PI. I always ended up in the hospital and on antibiotics because of tummy troubles as well. I have been told that I do not have the immunity anymore to friendly bacteria in the PI. When I started going back every year, I did not get sick anymore. On the other hand, the BF got really sick when we were in Barcelona 3 years ago. And it was the last leg of our trip as well! He did not really get to see much of Barcelona. 😦

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    • That’s too bad for the BF! My tummy’s been okay for a while now, I guess I’m just not cut out for that much spicy food. 😦 At least your immunity is back!

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