A very nice lunch with friends and family was followed by the famous ugly cry goodbyes. With tears in our eyes we drove to Schiphol Airport to depart to our first destination of our big world trip: Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Not quite exotic, but a good start for a new adventure since we both have never been there. After a short flight en train ride we arrived in the city centre at the ‘Copenhagen Backpackers Hostel’, where we shared a dorm with ten other travelers. We dropped our luggage and walked into the trendy Scandinavian city centre to grap a pizza and an alcoholic beverage to celebrate the kick off of our world journey. After a crazy night, with Chinese roommates who left with a lot of noise at 4 AM, and some breakfast, we were ready to start our long journey to Thailand.
The eleven hour flight with Norwegian Air brought us to a completely different world. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. A massive and hectic Asian city full of contrasts. In this city the rich and poor live together like ants in some kind of maze. We were so impressed. Everything is so different from what we are used to know in the Netherlands! When we arrived at 07:30 AM at the ‘Here Hostel’ we had to wait a couple of hours for check in. (Check in was at 02:00 PM) So we dropped our backs next to the reception en decided to walk around a bit, heading towards Kaoh San Road.
While this famous street, full of shops and bars that fill the night with entertainment, slowly woke up, we killed some time with food and drinks. Quietly after we sat down, we met a couple from Holland, Steevin and Claudia, who we chatted with about first impressions and travel plans for Thailand. Once we got back and checked in at the hostel, we decided to do a three hour powernap, to allow us to get into the right time frame after a sleepless flight.
Fresh and alive we entered our first night. The great thing about a Hostel is that you get in touch with other travelers in an instant. Everyone has there own story. We had an on going conversation in the common area before we even sat down.
At diner time we decided to go have dinner at the Kaoh San Road area with Mick (NLD), Christine (CAN) and Chris (CAN). In a street parallel to the Kaoh San Road, full of restaurants we had dinner and watched all the colorful people walking bye. After a few after dinner drinks at the crowded Kaoh San Road we headed back to the hostel, where we fell asleep very fast with so many new impressions on our retina.