Preparing for Our First Trip Together
As I have a short holiday from the school in Phuket, Thailand, where I teach English (the last paid leave until the end of December) we felt the time was right to take a trip together. This evening we depart for Bangkok with the ultimate goal being her hometown of Kamphaeng Phet, near the Myanmar border. I will get to meet her family for the first time (amazingly enough, I'm not THAT nervous about it) and view the numerous Sukhothai-style ruins. The town is also well-known for a variety of small bananas and our visit coincides with their annual "Mini-Banana Festival."
I got a really good airfare from Phuket up to Bangkok. We leave for the airport around 8:00 tonight and after spending one night in the capital we will catch a bus for the five-hour journey north to Kamphaeng Phet. The trip preparations were completed last night with me helping Joy repack her suitcase and then hanging out together at Chalong Bay. Her and a couple of her best friends just visited me at work and I'll meet up with them in a little while.
Love is grand. Traveling together will be even grander.