i’ve gone travelling…. hi.

I might write about my adventures here…

bangkok to ko samui October 30, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,ko samui,travelling — lukeo @ 11:48 am

so i wake up, and i’m like, it’ll be fun to go somewhere with a beach and sea. so at 12 i check out, get some lunch quickly and then get a taxi to the trainstation. that is hard enough, cause i don’t know where the train station is, what it is called, or anything, and my driver has an obsession with 2 pound coins…. he wants to take me everywhere but the station, and seems amazed that i don’t actually know where i am going to go when i get to the station.

arrive at station, about 12:30. walk around, going… ‘huh’, till some helper guy comes up to me and helps me to find out i need to go to sarathani, where i can then get buses either to the east or west coast. i quickly get myself a 2nd class sleeper train booked, leaving at 19:30… and settle myself down to spending 7 hours moving from resturant to cafe in the train station, and reading loads and going to sweaty strolls into chinatown with my 400kg bag.

as it gets closer to my trian, and it gets busier in the station, a couple of random thai people start talking to me. one assures me if i ever get in trouble just email him and he will rescue me. the other decides to be frank, and tells me he is gay and he thinks i look sharp, and wonders i am going to shoot him cause he is gay. i quickly make a move away, cause as much as a don’t mind gays… when they are 45 and thai… just no. eugh.

sleeper train. not bad. despite the fact some thai faimly of 6 only booked 3 seats, and had 3 screaming babies. eventually get about a couple of hours sleep at 3am.

off at sarathani, and touts come screaming at me trying to buy there tickets to phuket or ko samui. i don’t even know which one i want to go to yet. i fianlly decide on phuket, but when they tell me the bus isn’t for another 2 hours i go for ko samui. i sit outside the bus, knowing i have 20 minutes till it departs. then… no idea what is wrong with me… after 20 minutes, the bus just drives off… me having totally forgotten to get on it. 5 minutes later, i realized what has happened when crazy fat thai woman comes running up to me syaing i missed bus, and drags me off to a local normal bus. she says something to someone, gives em 20baht and then the bus goes off after a while, filled with thais. i have NO idea what is going on, where i am going, or who i am going there with. finally we get into some place, the bus empties, and i am dragged off by another thai woman, onto a second bus. a few minutes later the guy on that bus throws my bag off on the side of the road and pushes me after it.

well. i’m bored of typing. i’m going to bed. (ps. i’m not still stuck on the side of the road, lonely and afriad.)
xx

 

madagascan death beetle October 29, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,thailand,unimportant — lukeo @ 7:21 am

walkign down the street, i suddenly see right in front of my feet, the biggest red beetle you have ever seen. a big fat thai lady sitting on a chair suddenly looks at me and at the beetle, and cackles widely, screaming, “maaaddagasccaaar. you eeeaattt?!! taasty yaaaahh!!!”

i shake my head, laugh a little bit and step carefully over the marsupial sized crustaceon.

looking behind me a few moments later i see the woman running from side to side kicking and stamping furiously at the poor little bugger, screaming her head off, possibly trying to score dinner.

 

new sleep routine

Filed under: bangkok,thailand,unimportant — lukeo @ 7:18 am

so, usually i am a fan of a good 10 hours a night. a nice early night, getting up at a reasonable hour. but i have developed a new sort of sleep pattern in thailand. it kinda goes like…

awake: 24 hours
sleep: 24 hours
awake: 24 hours
sleep: 24 hours

etc.

maybe thats a bit of an exageration, but i have been finding i can’t sleep aaaallll night unless the night before i haven’t slept aaaalll night. its fun. its wierd. i’ll grow used to it. plus i’m getting to watcha¬† hell of a lot of films this way.

 

smelly October 28, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — lukeo @ 9:30 am

yes. it is quite smelly around here…. i dunno what it is… sorta like off milk or something, but it ain’t nice. it kind of comes and go’s in wafts.

also, i’m thinking of leaving this road one day soon, if i can get up at a reasonable hour. somebody told me that the rest of the world is even better than khaosan road.

also, who got into an over 20s bar last night. er….. me. i think its my stunning beard that did it.

oh, and also, mum, i think i met kevin, the electrician, last night. it only dawned on me that it could have been him when i woke up this morning and remembered the night before. but yeah… probably wasn’t him… but it looked like him.

 

bangkok and me October 27, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,thailand — lukeo @ 3:55 am

right. so. in case you didn’t know, bangkok is a pretty mental place. a fun place. but a mental place. it isn’t at all what i had expected… after delhi and all those horrible places, i was pretty much expecting the tiniest streets made of dirt and rock, filled with dead rats, dogs, people and pregnant cows just about to explode. i did not expect to see massive freeways in the sky, looping around the city, lots of very modern looking highrises, and even tescos. where i’m at isn’t quite so plush, but it is still pretty nice compared to that horrible road we stayed in in delhi. khao san road is where its at. mega neons all about your head, hundreds of thais all about, and even more foreigners of every age and style all about you. there are bars, resturaunts and ladyboys every step, and the street are lined with stalls selling noodles, cds, and even volcom trucker hats. yes. volcom.

aaaanyhoo. i think i have jetlag or something. cause i ain’t sleeping right. first night, i slept from 9pm till 2.30pm the next day. and i never sleep in usually, it ain’t good for the complexion. speaking of which, that ain’t looking so good. so, then i have been out and about, eating some noodles, and some stuff, and drinking a little beer and generally being overwhlmed quite a lot by this place.

so i think, i’m pretty tired, i will go to bed cause tomorrow (today) i gotta do stuff.. like find myself somewhere to stay that will be cheeeeap and then maybe find a way to get out of this city without being taken hostage by the mafia or the cia or whatever ladyboy gangs are around here.

i saw one…. (s)he was really tall, and i looked at it and thought, that woman is awefully tall for a thai… then she was on the phone as he went past, and it spoke with a horrible low voice. i was sick in my mouth a little bit. and it wasn’t just from the phad thai or whatever its called i had just eaten fromsome roadside stall.

anyway. i went back, and managed to accidently stay up all night, even though i tried to sleep. i just couldn’t. jetlag i tell ya. the highlight of the night was at 5am when i was watching aerobics oz style on mute with mars volta playing in my earphones, in my 35 degree bedroom trying to follow the instructions for toning my butt….

yeah.. bangkok is mental.

so i found myself a new place.it is infact a palace. or so it says. khaosan palace what tasha told me to find. 400 baht for aircon room and everything. whats that.. like a fiver. not too bad, though hopefully i can push that down to like 120 baht when i get to the beach. or just sleepon the beach for 0000000 baht or whatever. right. so. i dunno when i’m next gonna sleep, but whatever, its gonna be wierd and stuff.

see you all around.
love luke. xx
(o’neill)

 

see ya folks. October 22, 2006

Filed under: england,party — lukeo @ 11:58 pm

right. so. i’m leaving england. gonna go to thailand and australia and all that. gonna meet ry in a couple of months. gonna explore on my lonesome till then. if you like me or know me and care what i have been doing, i shall write about my adventures right here, so come check it out and see whats going on in my life. last night i had a small gathering of children in my kitchen. it was fun. click on the flickr feed on the right to see any other photos i upload.

thanks for coming… i’ll miss you all lots and i will see you all soon. lots of love from luke.

 

…and so ryan left, and it was just me October 7, 2006

Filed under: england,party — lukeo @ 12:03 pm

right, so, you all know I am going travelling with ry… but first he is leaving to go to Cambodia, to do some jungle conversation or conservation or whatever. i’m gonna be leaving too in the not to distant future,then meeting up with him in Sydney just a little bit before christmas ready for some proper fun and travelling. ryan had a small little leaving party at his house, which was a nice evening…. even morgan was friendly.