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Offline Foreverparadise

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The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« on: August 12, 2018, 04:28:35 AM »

I just arrived back in Canada from Thailand this week. Let me tell you,
I had so much fun there that I enjoyed it way better than I would in
Jamaica. When I was there, I was talking to an American fellow from
North Carolina, and he said to me that it is hard to leave Thailand, and
you know what? He is totally right!

This trip I took there was a four-week trip. Chiang Mai was the newest
place for me to visit in Thailand. It's not like Phuket or Pattaya with
beaches and not like Bangkok being so congested and polluted. The
hotel where I stayed was surrounded with more quietness like what I
get here in the part of Canada where I am. It rained in Chiang Mai
everyday when I was there, but what do you expect?, It's rainy season there.
I was happy to even spend time with my girlfriend, but unfortunately
I did not get to spend that much time with her at all because she has
to work everyday. She got a new job at this place in Bangkok since
May, so she could not take out a long vacation time to be with me. But
I was happy to see her for the last time in Bangkok the moment I had
to leave to get to the airport.

This is the part where I am coming to now. When I took that train
to get to the Suvarabhumi International Airport, as soon as the train
arrived there I said to myself that I really did not want to step off the
train, but I did. And then when I was rolling my suitcase on the cart up
to the departure floor in the terminal, I looked down at the arrival floor
and I said, "Next time I come back to Thailand I will be on that floor
again." Before I checked in I had to keep myself composed because I
truly wanted to break down and cry.

Then onto my journey I made an 18-hour layover in Hong Kong,
and then Wednesday morning it was back to Toronto. I was feeling
alright on the flight until my plane was approaching Toronto. I
began to feel nauseous. After the plane landed in Toronto,
just at that minute when the plane
parked at the gate, I vomited. Why am I telling you this? It's not
because of the vegetarian food I had on the plane, and it's not because
of the turbulence that the plane went through. The reason
this happened to me is because of something psychological. Because
of the time I spent in Thailand this summer, my uplifting experiences
I had in Thailand has got its hold on me, not to mention how I
miss my girlfriend. And now I am back in Canada, I have to return to
work soon and face the stress of dealing with kids on an indigenous
reservation who are messed up and extremely rude and disrespectful.
It is my anxieties that caused me to feel sick when I came back to
Canada.

At the time I am writing this, it has now been three days since I came
back from Thailand. I feel as if I just cannot get Thailand out of my
system! I miss Thailand very much! This is the aftermath of a four
week trip that I am dealing with. It is sadness and anxiety.
You may think I am suffering from mental illness but I am
not. I am able to control myself. It was just a vacation and in life,
good things must come to an end. I am still on my summer holidays
and I have to head back to work in 9 days from now.
I may be in Canada and I may have to face reality, but I will tell you
this. Thailand still remains my most favourite vacation destination in
the world, and I will assure you that I definitely do have my plan
to return there, if not next year then in 2020.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 10:16:13 PM »
What an ass!
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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:18:51 AM »
What an ass!
What is this referring to?  :huh:

    Hopefully not to Foreverparadise's post, which I thought was a nice update from an ex-Waygook who's had an... ...interesting last few years.
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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 08:38:02 AM »
I always appreciate ForeverParadise's updates. The guy has been through cancer, endures the harsh isolated winters in Canada for work, and has a girlfriend he barely sees in Thailand.
This guy has lived.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 10:33:26 AM »
op needs to read "Private Dancer" to see how these "gf's" really are

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 11:16:20 AM »
I've felt that sinking 'oh God' feeling when landing at Incheon, once or twice. Never vomited from it.

I think you have to look at these things in a balanced way. Life can't be a beach and a cocktail at all times. That would wear thin eventually anyways. But living somewhere that makes you sick to your stomach isn't healthy either.

I spent a few weeks in Japan and being around friendly, polite people again, in interesting, vibrant cities made coming back to Seoul, particularly hard. It can be unbearably gray and drab in this country and after 6 years of giving people the benefit of the doubt, I just find a significant proportion of the popularion to be rude. But usually within a day or two I've acclimatized a bit and I've gotten over that kind of negativity, at least to keep at a managable background static.

But it's not sustainable in the long run. I have a plan in place to leave. I think if i didn't have that, I'd probably go a bit mad.
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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 07:31:40 AM »
What an ass!

A troll with jealousy is a bigger ass.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 08:07:19 AM »

Plan B and Zola, I very much appreciate your responses on this thread.

The post that you wrote Plan B is gives a lesson on life. When you go through
fire and the fires have stopped burning, you will come out shining like gold.

Zola: You are right, life is not all about party. I know that you are fed up with the
rudeness from a lot of Korean people. When I was in Korea I was fed up with
their rudeness, but I kept my guard up to a point that I had to be like a militant
walking tall and proud, but at the same time being respectful. But when the time
comes for you to take a time off and let it hang down, you got to let it hang down.

I do plan to travel to other places around the world, but if I return to Thailand that may
not be until 2020 and may not be for 4 weeks either unless it's possible.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 08:04:49 AM »
 You can always teach English in Thailand. The money is really low but so is the cost of living.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 02:19:17 PM »
You can always teach English in Thailand. The money is really low but so is the cost of living.

I was offered that opportunity in November 2016, but I turned it down because I was
worried about my health. That's why I returned to Canada. But you are right, if I want to
move to Thailand to teach English I can, but as long I got a job in Canada, moving to
Thailand will not be a good idea if I got a pension worth a good amount of money. Other
than that, I still got my eyes on Thailand if the bottom drops out.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 02:36:37 PM »
Coming back from a week in Taiwan had me feeling similarly existential. Now it's all grey skies and endless planning for two-week wintercamp, yay! 8)


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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 01:13:58 PM »
Coming back from a week in Taiwan had me feeling similarly existential. Now it's all grey skies and endless planning for two-week wintercamp, yay! 8)

Taiwan?!
This is about Thailand.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 01:19:48 PM »
Have to agree with OP here.  Coming back from Taiwan is never easy.  Driving a motorbike through the Taroko Gorge,...nothing quite like it here.  I puked on the immigration officer when I got back.  Fortunately, I remembered I had the fast pass set up so I just went through those gates.


Two nights in Taipei...got to see it to believe, 

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 10:55:11 PM »
Driving a motorbike through the Taroko Gorge,...nothing quite like it
Definitely the highlight of my trip. I haven't shilled my video in a while, so here it is...  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt_iVbLt11o

Sorry OP, for the opportunistic post, and for taking things off topic (Thailand).

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 03:48:29 PM »
+1 on taiwan. i loved my week there.  taroko gorge was pretty awesome.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2019, 07:41:47 PM »
1. I spent a month in Thailand in October of '09, mostly in Changmai, and am sympathetic to the magical chill of the place. I plan to spend another month there later this year, 10 years since then.

2. I ache to travel the east coast of Taiwan, and would accept a Taiung teaching job in a heartbeat if it was available, offered and my two 5-year-old cats were accommodated easily. I have read wonderful accounts online of journeys, seen such great scenic vistas in picture albums, and think it a must-visit place when I eventually head to Taipei by plane and then quickly train or car rental it down toward the southeast.

3. Guam was nice but a few days is enough: Malaysia is an onion with layers: it has the most intriguing diversity of sites I've researched, and either it or the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico will be part of the 6-month break I'm planning for a winter before long.

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2019, 03:45:18 AM »
If you can find this video Id watch it.

Pathetic dude.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7gVhnID2NWM&t=93s
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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2019, 08:18:26 AM »
If you can find this video Id watch it.
You would watch it yet you call him pathetic.

To NOT choose a new car loan and mortgage might make your grandmother frown, but it doesn't seem pathetic on the face of it.

There are happy and unhappy expat lives. I've met plenty of each.

For those two guys, the adventure of it all might be worth it. Or not. Yeah, the video editing makes you wonder about that guy...

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Re: The Aftermath of a Four Week Trip
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2019, 10:43:32 AM »
If you can find this video Id watch it.
You would watch it yet you call him pathetic.

To NOT choose a new car loan and mortgage might make your I grandmother frown, but it doesn't seem pathetic on the face of it.

There are happy and unhappy expat lives. I've met plenty of each.

For those two guys, the adventure of it all might be worth it. Or not. Yeah, the video editing makes you wonder about that guy...
it's more pathetic through the eyes of Thai people.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 08:35:26 AM by Chester Jim »
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