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Sunday 15-10-2017: Cambodia - Siem Reap - Temples of Angkor

Bericht - 15 oktober 2017 om 17:24 uur

The flight to Siem Reap was way too short, that’s only because I wanted to sleep. I was so tired, actually falling asleep whilst standing. That’s such a creepy feeling hahaha. And I guess I was so annoyed by everything, sleep deprivation didn't look good on me. I had to fill in three separate forms for customs and pay $25 for my visa. Didn't have a photo, just pay $2 more hahaha!

Thank God my Tuk Tuk driver was waiting for me outside of the airport with a name board! Cambodia is beautiful, very green and the first thing I (...)

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Bericht - 15 oktober 2017 om 07:49 uur

When I left Holland, the guy that I had been dating for three months just told me that he couldn't see me again because he didn't want the same as I wanted (although he never actually asked me what I wanted, he just assumed. Assumption is the mother of all fuckups) and he still harboured feelings towards his ex. He was the type of guy that always wants to be the good guy, even though he did a shitty thing. That’s also the way he brought it, he was doing us both a favor, it was just bad timing. (...)

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Tuesday 10-10-2017: Two nights in Bangkok and Reward Time!

Bericht - 12 oktober 2017 om 14:21 uur

The good nights of sleep are coming back, oooh yeah! I went downstairs for breakfast around ten. My driver was already here. She was supposed to pick me up at eleven. Normally I would feel bad and get into the car whilst skipping breakfast. I did not do that. I just had my breakfast, took my time and went to the car around eleven. I WAS SOOO PROUD OF MYSELF for putting ME first!

The three hour trip from Hua Hin to BKK was a wild adventure. I had this crazy tiny female driver who was insane through traffic! At first, I (...)

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Monday 09-10-2017: Thai Cooking Class and my first set back

Bericht - 11 oktober 2017 om 06:53 uur

This morning, I woke up at 7 because I booked a class today with Hua Hin Thai Cooking Course Company. I was so excited to be spending some time with an actual English speaking Thai. I have a lot of questions about food and culture!

A driver picked me up at my hostel and we drove for approximately 15 minutes to the Market, picking up 7 other attendees along the way. In the car I caught myself going into isolation mode, getting my book out, putting my huge sunglasses on and not talking to anybody. So I (...)

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Sunday 08-10-2017: A different way of life?

Bericht - 09 oktober 2017 om 02:40 uur

I woke up in the middle of the night in a dark vicinity and had the intense feeling of being watched...hahahah, ok ok, this isn’t The end of my existence from Headhunterz. But I did woke up in the middle of the night, approximately around two in the morning. Wide awake, couldn't sleep, thoughts rushing through my head. Was it the jetlag? Was it the realisation of being here? Does this shit just happen? Am I overthinking this?

Well, I am here on a sort of Eat Pray Love adventure to try and find myself or maybe not find, but (...)

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Saturday 07-10-2017: Rainy days and keuzestress

Bericht - 08 oktober 2017 om 18:17 uur

I’ll let you in on a little secret, getting a massage at Thai Thai Massage after having two Strawberry Daiquiris is not a good idea. The massage was brutal, she ripped me apart and everything cracked. I didn't even know I was this flexible ;-). After my massage I walked up to the Cicada Market, only open on the weekends with theatre performances, live music, shows by street artists, touristy stuff to buy and lots of food. Believe me, there was sooooo much food, I instantly got stressed (keuzestress) for the first time here. I walked around the area (...)

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Friday 06-10-2017: More food, more self discovery, job interviews and beach days

Bericht - 07 oktober 2017 om 02:40 uur

I have to write down the days in here because I keep forgetting what day it is! So, where did I leave you guys, ohhh yes, I was sipping on some Pina Colada. Well actually two, since it’s happy hour here between 17:00 and 19:00.

After the Pina, I grabbed a cab to the Night Market and strolled around for a bit. Listening to all the people talk and smelling all these lovely fragrances. My God…. I was getting hungry. I stopped at this Seafood stall (Bird Chilli) with crazy looking lobsters and huge shrimps. I (...)

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Bucket-list action point: Strike it off, Trip trough Asia. The adventure begins!

Bericht - 05 oktober 2017 om 13:52 uur

YES! I've been wanting to travel through Asia for at least ten years! I never went, made up a lot of excuses
- not enough money
- work
- relationships
- fear

Well, it took a burn out, quitting my job, reassessing my friends, moving back to The Hague and a little bit of heartache to give me the final push and JUST DO IT!

And well, here I am. I left a cold and rainy The Hague on Wednesday morning and landed in a warm sticky Bangkok on Thursday morning. What a huge city! Smoggy, rainy, cloudy and super hot...like me! ;-). A pre-arranged (...)

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