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Hello everyone!

More than a week has passed already! Eventho it feels like 3 or 4 weeks! Maybe that is because we did so much and saw so many things!

I ended my last blog on a saturday. That night we went out for diner because one of the german girls was celebrating her birthday. We went with 10 students to go have diner at a restaurant near the accomodation and afterwards we went out to the same club we went friday night. It was a little bit more fun, but not the best night of my life. I have a feeling those nights will come haha;). Sunday everyone arrived and at 2 o'clock we had a meeting and afterwards the biggest group went for a small tour through the mall. We already did that on our own, so the South African guys, Merle and me, went out for a drink. Personally I really like it that we have a big international group and also a lot of students that do another education instead of IHM.

Monday was our first school day. However this was still an introduction day. Where we got introduced to the team of Stenden Thailand. A quick introduction to our minor. The thai culture added with a thai dance (this was very fun!). We were done around 16:30 and everyone headed to our lovely pool. In the evening we tried to arrange our accomodation and transport to the full moon party that will be held the 16th of september. The plan now is that we go with about 30 persons. This will be crazy! The rest of the week we went out for drinks in the evening. We're all in the process in getting to know one another and we are having some good evenings with a lot fun! Wednesday was the only day in the week that me and my roommate decided to stay in for a night. Thursday we all went out for pizza and drinks afterwards(Shock! Suprise!).

On friday we had our first fieldtrip to Ayutthaya planned with everyone from school. This place used to be the capital city of Thailand. This city has a lot of beautiful temples and ruines from the war. We visited four places. The first place Watyaichaimongkol and Bann Hollada(Dutch Village). I swear the Dutch people were involved in everything and everywhere back in the days!

The second place where we also had lunch was Watthakarong. After lunch we went to Watchaiwattanaram visit more temples and the last place was a very beautiful place. This was the Bang pa- In Palace. It was a bit unfortunate that this was the last place and not the first, because we were all a bit tired and it was so freaking hot!

Arriving back in Summer Garden at the end of the day. Everyone again jumped into the pool. After this Merle and me were getting ready to go to the city centre of Bangkok. After all it was her birthday at 12 o'clock. For this occasion I booked hotel Indigo with the employee rate again. We arrived pretty late, however, they made us very happy with a free upgrade to an executive room with a city view. The view was absolutely amazing! They also had some happy birthday balloons and a little muffin for the birthday girl! So my mission to make it a good beginning for her birthday succeeded! Quickly we changed and went up to the rooftop bar. This view was even more amazing! I think I can never get used to the wonderful views Bangkok has to offer from the rooftop bars.

The next day we went to the mall to get our lashes done(some girly time!). After that we walked around a lot, but I think we can handle ourselves way better in the city then a week before when we arrived! At the end of the day, we went back to the hotel, to jump into the pool. This hotel has a rooftop infinity pool. Absolutely amazing once again! After this, we went to look for the South African guys, who were also in the city centre to watch the premier league match Man city against Man united in an Irish pub. Soon we went back to the hotel to get ready, because we had plans to meet up with everyone at cloud 47, a rooftop bar, to celebrate the two birthdays. At the end of the night, a big group decided to go to Khao San Road, the backpacker street. I was wearing my little golden dress and heels, which in my opinion is not the right clothes to walk around in some dirty street with only backpackers. So Merle and I went back to the hotel to get changed quickly into shorts and put my hair in a bun. Everyone that I spoke about Thailand or Bangkok, all said to me that I really really really have to go to Khao san road. But it was not that spectacular. Probably it was also because we arrived there pretty late in the night. Police came and all the music had to be shut down and it was closed.

Sunday was the day we had to go back to Summer Garden. I will miss that wonderful bed we had at Hotel Indigo. After a quick bite and a shower, we had plans again to go back into town to celebrate the birthdays even more. Mariyana, Amy, Merle and I went to the city to meet up with Amina and another friend of her from Dubai. We went to the rooftop bar Above Eleven with another amazing view. Finally after almost a week I ordered a glass of wine. Alcohol is pretty expensive here and since you all know I despise beer. I do not drink that much, but now was the perfect occasion to raise a glass of fine rose! After the drinks we continued our night in a R&B club called sugar. Eventhough the club was empty, we had so much fun. Finally I found a bunch of girls that enjoy R&B just as much as I do.

So today we had our first class of the week again. Luckily for us this was a practice class. We got the opportunity to learn the tips and trics of the traditional thai massage. This means that we also did not have to wear our uniforms to school yaaaay! I am happy that I chose a minor where we get a lot of practice classes, such as yoga, meditation and healty cooking. Tomorrow we have our first 3 hours of healty cooking. Pretty excited!

For now this is all. This weekend we are going with the big group to the world famous full moon party on Koh Phangan!

Greetings from a not so sunny, but very hot Bangkok!

Posted by abhofman 04:32 Archived in Thailand

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