Having never ever cried at leaving a tourist destination, today was a first in this regard. I bawled in the back seat of the cab that picked us up from the Baan Mai Khao Condominium to take us to the airport so that we could get on our flight from Phuket International Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Yes, I know that sentence is too long. I have thought long and hard about why I cried and the most logical explanation is that I really do not want to go back to India. Especially to Delhi / Gurgaon. Those cities are fucked beyond measure. I don’t want to die early by living there. Especially after having spent a handful of days on the beach in Phuket – where it was all clean. Clean air, clean food, nice people, clean streets – I felt clean. My skin felt like it wasn’t parchment anymore – and I’m not even carrying moisturiser. Even the prospect of coming to the city of Bangkok was too much to handle – how much better could it be than an Indian metropolitan city after all?
I was miserable the entire flight – but I took photos out the airplane window because LOOK AT THE SCENE outside the window! How can one not! And this lot of photos is after I culled and culled an culled. It is beautiful. It was plainful to leave. Head, heart and eyes heavy. But I had to leave. Real life was calling.
The food on the flight was as godawful as they come. And the stewardesses insisten I turn my mobile phone completely off and that “Airplane Mode” was not good enough. That was a first AFAIK. Seat spacing wasn’t so bad. THAI SMILES it’s called – domestic flight from Phuket to Bangkok. People are quite nice generally.
Bangkok isn’t anywhere near as bad as Delhi / Gurgaon, which is why I’m not feeling AS miserable as I’d thought I would. It is clean. Tall, sprawling buildings, green cover, and some areas remind me of Bombay chawls in the shadows of skyscrapers. But so clean. Lots of cats in the bylanes too. And how stunning and massive is the Suvarnabhumi Airport!
This blog post is only to share photographs of the leg of our journey from Phuket Airport to Bangkok Airport. I took a lot of photographs during the drive from Bangkok airport to our hotel room near Lumpini Park and then some more during dinner. Will share those in another blog post by tomorrow.
Enjoy the blues and the greens. Enjoy it while it lasts. Maybe do your bit to make it last longer perhaps. And no matter how you do it, get the Sun on your skin.
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