05.11.2016 32 °C
I am currently writing this with exactly one more week to go in Thailand. Time flew by soooooo fast! Were finishing the last assignments and reaching our deadlines. Indonesian visa is also in the pocket! All set to go to Bali next week! But for now, I will tell you what I have been doing the last two weeks.
The weekend after the vacation, we stayed home and decide to work on some school things. The first and most important reason I am here is because of school, so I can not lack in that, even though I really want to throw one of my fingers in the air to it. After a week of only devoting to school, it was time for some fun. On friday we went again to the local football club near our accommodation. Again I was the cheerleader because I can not play football at all. Luckily for me there was something that looked like a punching bag and I could lose some of my aggression by kicking in the punching bag. After this we went for a drink at club 21 with a small group. The next day, Tobi, Thomas, Merle and me went to Kanchanaburi. This is a province in Bangkok and the town is also called Kanchanaburi. This place is very famous because during the world war two a lot of young men were deported to this town, to work on the railway towards Birma(Myanmar). Because I have a interest with everything that has to do with the second world war, I really wanted to go here. So early in the morning we got a taxi towards a train station to get the train. This train station was located next to a big market, which was the most dirtiest markets I have ever saw. Jeeeeeesus take the wheel, that place smelled so bad. We all slept the whole uncomfortable train ride of four hours. When we arrived in the hostel we also took a nap(I think I forget the part that we all made it pretty late the night before). The hostel was really really nice and I think of all the hostels, one of the nicest I have been to. Also another very pleasant thing when we leave Bangkok. The complete silence and serenity. No smelly city, just a very calm environment. We went to take a taxi scooter or whatever that vehicle was, to the JEATH museum. JEATH stands for every country that was involved in building the railway: Japan, England, Australia, Thailand and Holland. It was quite impressive and we all got a bit quiet from it. After that we took a little stroll around town and went back to the hostel to get ready for diner. And a diner it was!! Wow, I think this was the best I ever had in Thailand so far. We thought we would walk towards a street food market. But it appears to be a big all you can eat bbq buffet for only 260 baht. This is €6,70 for meat and seafood as many as you like! I think we sat for like 3 hours just enjoying. The whole place was packed with Thai people, so than you know it was very good.
The day after we wanted to go to the Erawan waterfalls but unfortunately the rain was so heavy during the night that there was flood. The waterfalls are divided in 7 stages and we could only go to stage 4 because otherwise it would be too dangerous because of slippery tracks. This was a little bit disappointing because I really wanted to see it. We arranged a taxi that drove us around the whole day and the view was simply breath taking. We asked the hostel to call a mini van for us to bring us back to Bangkok. This mini van ride was terrible. I swear here in Thailand there are no rules what so ever, and this guy could not drive at all.
Furthermore during the school week, we got our last yoga class. And on Wednesday we had our final cooking exam. We could come up with two own recipes within the spa and health cuisine. We choose for a traditional Thai fruit salad and roasted chicken with lemon grass. After the cooking exam we had a farewell diner on a river cruise. Because we are the first student attending at the Panyapiwat Institute of Management, this as a small gesture towards the students. It was absolutely great. The cruise was very beautiful and the food was very good. Everyone was dressed up and looked very pretty. Afterwards we decided to go into town with a big group to get drinks and dance. This was really a very fun night.
Next day we had to finish our report and in the evening I went to the city, to get out of Summer Garden and treat myself some new sandals, because all the other one broke and are in the trash right now. Friday I spent the whole day in the city with a friend of mine, did my lashes and some shopping. In the evening we also went out in the city. This weekend is going to be spend on school and finish all assignments.
Next week we only have one presentation about how we perceived this module and all the things we learnt. Furthermore, we need to start packing and cleaning the apartment. And the thing I hate the most, saying goodbye to people. But we are up for one whole other experience and adventure. Next time I will be writing from Bali!
Greetings from a warm and sunny Bangkok!