So I’ve been back home for 2 months now and it feels – strangely – like a lot longer. The weeks following my return to England were blighted with boredom and joblessness, and I longed for the routine and sunny climes of Chiang Rai.
Things I miss:
- Passion fruit shakes.
- Thai massage.
- Teaching all the children.
- The Night Bazaar.
- Chocolate and pineapple pancakes.
- Delicious Nescafe 3-in-1.
- TeePee Bar and Mr. Tuu’s giant deathly rum drinks.
Things I don’t miss:
- Being hot and sweaty all the time.
- Living in constant fear of being burned alive in your bed.
- The daily bathroom check for spiders and suchlike.
- Being covered in dust.
But most of all, I miss all the friends I made. All of my friends back home are busy with final exams and projects for Uni, and I find myself longing for an Aussie or a Yank to natter to.
In the last couple of weeks, however, everything has begun to look up. I got a job at a place I love, and a uni place at my first choice so I can finally fulfill my dreams of being a teacher. Volunteering in Thailand helped my confidence, my communication skills, my organisational skills, and most of all it stopped me being a boring nerdy loner. It’s wonderful being home and knowing I’ve had that experience, and that I have friends as far flung as Japan and a sofa to sleep on if I decide to jet off into the vast unknown again.
As far as the world takeover bid is concerned, I think I pretty much took Thailand. Maybe, in the near future, I’ll take somewhere else too. And if that happens, this blog is where it’s at.
That concludes Ez Takes Thailand, for now. I hope it’s been educational and a little entertaining. Perhaps I’ll pop up some game reviews or rants periodically. Who knows?
This is Ez, over and out.