Fuck you ‘nine to five corporate job’! Fuck you ‘it’s time to settle down’! Fuck you ‘yearly two-week holidays’!
I decided to break conventions, quit my job and start traveling the world.
Since my budget was restricted and I knew South East Asia is friendly on the wallet, I decided to start my trip in the land of the smiles. Also, I loved the Hangover 2 movie, I needed to see that place for myself.
I didn’t have a plan, just a one way plane ticket.
This is the story of the very first day of my trip.
Arriving in Bangkok
Excited about leaving, I joined a Thai dating site to already get a feel of what to expect from Thai girls. I added a lot of them on What’s App and also Skyped with some of them. By the time I arrived I had a pretty solid connection with about 7 Thai girls.
That’s about the only preparation I had taken.
I was winging it all the way. The only other research I had done was where to find cheap hotels. I figured it would be better to get to know the city while living there. So I decided to take a hotel for the first days in Kao San Road; the backpackers’ district known for the cheap rooms and daily parties.
I took a taxi at the airport and when he dropped me off I was immediately welcomed by heat, a jungle of billboards, a swarm of Indian salesmen and the numerous Thai street food stands. When I got my hotel, I took a shower to wash off the tiredness of my flight and walked unto my balcony to oversee this hectic street of Asian craziness where I had arrived.
Only then it started to sink in: I’m on the other side of the world. I’m in Bangkok. It’s on.
I started to call and message the girls that I had pipelined to see if any of them could meet up. I should have prepared a bit beter: The first 3 didn’t answer their phones and another 3 told me they couldn’t make it that day.
Oh snap, this is not looking good for my first day. Only one more number left.
It wasn’t my first choice girl, still I was happy when she answered her phone. I asked her if she could meet me that night in Kao San Road at 8 pm. A moment of silence followed…
“Sure, I’ll be there. We can meet in front of the McDonalds!”
Boom. My first date was fixed.
My First Thai Date
At 8 pm sharp she arrived. A bit disappointing: Not the cutest girl but very young, petite and a sweet smile. I took her for a drink in a bar near my hotel where the music wasn’t too loud.
Her English was pretty shitty but decent enough to tease her and make her laugh. After the first drink, she was holding my hand; after the second drink we were on our way to my room to “watch pictures on Facebook”.
We start making out on the bed; at first she was a bit shy but then turned around completely. Boom. My Thai flag captured, less than 5 hours after landing.
After sex we’re chilling on the bed and I’m enjoying some afterglow. But then I see I have several missed calls: It’s one of the girls that hadn’t answered my call earlier.
I check her voice mail (read this with a comically heavy Asian accent): “Sorry, I missed your message. I come Kao San Road 11 pm ok”
I take a look at my watch… That’s in 15 minutes!
I tell the girl she has to go and that she can sleep over “next time” and that I need to be alone today because of my “jet lag”. She’s sad but understanding and starts getting dressed. I kiss her goodbye at the elevator and head back to my room, wait a strategic 5 minutes to make sure she’s gone, then rush back outside to meet the new girl.
My Second Thai Date
I had texted the 2nd girl to wait for me in front of McDonalds but when I arrive, I can’t find her. I call her up and she claims she’s right there waiting for me. Turns out there are 2 different McDonald’s restaurants in Kao San Road on the opposite ends of the street. Of course she was waiting at the other one.
I finally meet her at the right place, and this time I’m not disappointed.
She’s looking a lot cuter than the first girl. She’s wearing sexy shorts and high heels. But while the first girl was sweet, this one is giving some attitude because she had to wait, but it simply bounces off my afterglow. I call her an Angry Bird (that game was still very popular at the time) and soon enough her mood is turned around.
I take her to the same bar as before and the waiter is already giving me a wink when he sees me walking in with the second date. He would see me with 5 more before the weekend started 😉
We end up in my room again to check out my Facebook pics (as good as an excuse as anything) and boom, eight hours in Thailand and I doubled up.
My first day was telling of the stories and wacky adventures that lay ahead of me. The start of a new lifestyle.
Bangkok was the place where it started, the place where friends came to visit me and where I met new friends for life. Even now after seeing so many other places, it remains a special place for me and those first days, weeks, months will continue to be some of the most precious memories in my life.
If you want to read some more on Thai girls, check the related posts or my e-book (http://swooptheworld.com/TravelHardcore-Destroy-Thailand-Guide)