A Great Holiday and a Bitter Blow
I landed back home in the UK early evening time yesterday (October 12th) after enjoying a welcome 13 day break in the Land of Smiles. The number 13 is unlucky for some and it proved exactly so for me. I spent the whole of my vacation with Wonderful Wi in Udon Thani Province enjoying the peace and quiet of country life, mixed with the vibrancy of city life during our stays in Udon Thani and on day trips to Nong Khai. Travelling home on day 13 disaster struck.
Whilst unpacking my travel bag at my Wiltshire home I realised that somewhere between Bangkok and Heathrow, London, I’d lost my precious camera and with it many of my holiday snaps. I had put the first half of my holiday photos onto a disc but the latter days which contained pictures of many future posts I had planned have now gone. To me that’s a hard blow to take, but mai phen rai krap.
I have emailed my flight carrier Etihad Airways in the hope that the camera may have been handed in but I’m not holding out too much hope. For the first time in many holidays I had a large number of photos taken of Wilai and myself together and those kind of memories are hard to replace. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Etihad can come up with the goods because losing things is not a habit I normally have.
The first eight days of our vacation was spent in rural Thailand at our village home with daily trips in our rented car to places of interest not too far away. My internet access for this first part of the holiday was limited and because of that, and time restrictions, I decided I’d use the near two week break to holiday from blogging. I hope my regular readers understand that sometimes a bit of free time away from the keyboard is a holiday in itself.
Tonight I’m back into work but from Saturday morning I have three days off, I will be back to regular posting from thereon. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to your continued support of Beyond The Mango Juice.