My Pride, My Thai part 23: A world away


Not too many decades ago, travelling from Scandinavia to Thailand would be a massive undertaking and in most cases, a once in a lifetime event for some very, very few lucky people. Now, the backside (or frontside - depends on your point of view), of our earth is within reach in less than half a day. With a valid ticket, and some money in your pocket, you can have breakfast and lunch in Norway, dinner over Afghanistan and the next breakfast in Thailand. Equally, you can also enjoy an ice-cold local beer at your favourite bar in Bangkok in the evening, and have the next breakfast at the airport in Oslo. That is pretty amazing if you ask me.†


To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 1: The Preparation†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 2: The flight†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 3: The arrival†(opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 4: The first morning (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 5: Big C (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 6: Bangkok (opens in a new tab). †

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 7: 200 THB to heaven (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 8: Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 9: Being a celebrity in Thailand (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 10: From Sisakhet to Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11: Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new †tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11-B: Coffee Love at Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 12: The long drive to see the King (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 13: Hua Hin Inbox (opens in a new window).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 14: Returning to Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 15: The luxurious resort (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 16: LiT Bangkok Hotel (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 17: Nearing the end (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 18: Departure for Norway (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 19: The two forgotten hotels (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 20: Back to work again… (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 21: The new dawn starts right here (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 22: The homecoming (opens in a new tab).

Thai Airways operates year-round direct flights from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Bangkok Suwarnabhumi airport, in sharp competition with Norwegian Air Shuttle. Thai normally flies with a relatively new Boeing 777-300ER, Norwegian does the same flight with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.†

Being able to do a journey like this, and to spend time commuting across the world, is truly something I could see myself do for a long time forward. It might as well be the reality, as I’m at the moment sourcing an apartment in Bangkok.†


Why Bangkok you may ask? I have said this before but if you haven’t heard me say it yet, I repeat myself. When you first arrive in Bangkok, there is a big chance you will truly hate the hustle and bustle, the heat, the dirt and the crowds, that everything takes time to do, and that it never seems to slow down fully. But then, suddenly, Bangkok will get under your skin and you will never be able to fully leave again. Bangkok will eventually get you. I’m not looking for a luxurious top floor penthouse in Bangkok: my salary ain’t THAT good, and my needs aren’t that sophisticated. Off course, if I ever found a million dollars in my pillow or won the lottery’s mega-jackpot, it would be a different story perhaps. I’m searching for a tiny place, with only a bed, shower and restroom, and nothing else. As simple as that.†


Within the first 24 hours after departing from Trondheim, and despite the long wait to eventually get car keys, I had already installed myself comfortably in Hua Hin, and enjoyed both increadible sea views, great local seafood, had my first couple of cups with local coffee and a walk on the beach with local police and immigration officers.†


The world away from Norway, was already turning out to nothing but an amazing start (again), and I just could not wait for the continuation to get underway.†There was so many things that would unfold in the days ahead, will you be coming back to Captains bLOG to find out the rest?

Good night everybody, from the shores of Hua Hin, Thailand.†
















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