Saturday, December 09, 2006

The first leg is complete

Well, aren't I a dedicated blogger? I'm sitting in an internet cafe, overlooking a big green garden in a damn big airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to be exact. This place is ginormous. It looks like a giant, U-shaped warehouse - the kind of warehouse that stocks people and airplanes. Steel and glass everywhere. It's times like these I wish I had rollerblades so I could just skate from one side to the other.

Airports are awesome, you see so many interesting people from around the world. I've only been here for about two hours, but it would take about another hour to describe some of the people I've seen, from a young Muslim boy wearing a Led Zeppelin t-shirt to an old man straight out of the 60s with grey, downy chest hair as long as my forearm peeling out from the button-holes of his shirt...The only gross thing about this airport is that there are a lot of very white, balding,, dirty, ugly and old Western men traveling with beautiful young Asian girls, which is a bit unnerving - I'm sure they love each other to death but I can't help wondering about the nature of their relationship and whether it really is that tingly, butterflies-in-the-stomach, head-over-heels, flushed, can't-sleep-at-night-so-I-stay-up-writing-poetry-to-you kind of love...

Well, I've got another eight hours to go and then it's off to Nairobi (where I doubt they have an internet cafe!) and another few hours delay...eight more hours of observing people...should be fun.



Jon Hoff said...

Henno. Merry Christmas. HCMC-Bangkok-Nairobi-SA. How much does that cost? I fancy a safari don't ya know!

arcadia said...

seems like we're the only two ones surfing the blogsphere today.

enjoy the time home, and here's to hoping you survive the nigerian airport :-)

Viet ~ said...

Hahah "very white, balding,, dirty, ugly and old Western men traveling with beautiful young Asian girls".

What an accurate observation. If I say things like that I'd be accused of racism etc. so THANK YOU for saying it for me!

Merry Xmas!

henno said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Jon - it comes down to about $1200, which is not bad, if you're willing to put up with the...hiccups.

Arcadia - Nairobi is in Kenya, not Nigerian. What kind of an African are you? Hehe jokes :)

Viet - no problem. If there is anything else you need me to say for you, speak up!