chapter 1: inane ramblings from bangkok international airport (think that's the right name for the airport)
04 October 2002 (old email posing as travelblog)
after 4 hours here, i have resigned to alternating between looking for a new chair (either in terminal 1 or terminal 2 to read my lonelyplanet, and surfing the net/writing emails like this which is of no consequence.
(read: do not continue if u don't have the energy or time).
i have successfully walked from one end of terminal 1, right to the other end of terminal 2 and back again.... not once, not twice, but 4 times (round-trip).
(i) 'cos i wanted to check out the airport and see what there is to offer in terms of entertainment for the bored, the restless, and those who have hours to wait for their next flight and not-much-to-spend backpackers.... like me.
there weren't any daytona or galaxy or pac-man or point-blank around.
(ii) i spotted an internet place on my first walk but forgot where it was so had to backtrack,which didn't bother me then 'cos i knew i had hours ahead of me and plenty of time to spare. then i bought a card that allows me to surf the net for about 3 hours (this internet place is at the furthest end of terminal 2).
(iii) i got restless reading on an uncomfortable chair and my tummy was telling me it's way past lunchtime. KFC is right at the other (furthest) end of terminal 1 and i was craving for a zinger burger.
(iv) i got restless reading on yet another uncomfortable chair. and wanted to get on the net and use up my credit, so had to walk A...L...L.... the way back.
(v) got tired of surfing and found ..... the same model of uncomfortable chair(!). was pleased(not) with the find, sat down and read. soon after, my departing flight came up on the screen with the number of the check-in counter and i thought i could check-in my backpack. but u see, the check-in counter is at terminal one... so i had to traipse all the way back there.
(vi) but alas, the counters weren't open yet... and i traipse all the way back here to write to u all.
so after this, i will have to trek halfway round the world again to the check-in counter 'cos i'm so keen to stash my backpack away! then i'll feel much lighter about going back and forth.... not.
sorry, but it's all too damn exciting to start with. i dunno if i could keep up with these exciting anecdotes when i'm actually in laos...
u don't have to wait much longer Vientiane,