Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Recipe for disaster

Ever wondered what it is like to have an anxiety attack/nervous breakdown?  Now is your chance!  Just follow these easy steps:

1.  Spend 4 weeks in Laos, the slowest moving country on earth.
2.  Fly to Bangkok in the middle of a heat wave.
3.  Attempt to accomplish a list of very important errands (such as mailing tax forms to the US) that require you to take Taxis & tuk tuks all over to different parts of the city.  In the course of doing so you will inevitably get lost, get in arguments with the tuk tuk drivers, experience language difficulties, walk long distances in the sun, and ultimately, not find the places you really need to go.
4.  Don’t eat or drink enough all day.
5.  After everything is closed and you no longer have any hope of getting errands done, wander into the piercing studio to get that new earring you’ve been wanting in the really thick part of your ear that is really close to your head.
6.  Faint immediately following the piercing.  Break into a cold sweat and spend 10 minutes trying to become lucid again.
7.  Stumble back to your room.
8. Lie down and await panic attack!

Bangkok can be an overwhelming place.  Learn from my mistakes; don’t try to accomplish too much in one day, never ever get a painful piercing at the end of a hot, tiring day, and pay for your sanity with an extra $5/night for an A/C room 🙂


April 6, 2007 - Posted by | SE Asia, Thailand, Travel

1 Comment »

  1. I’m sorry. This really didn’t seem like fun, from what I gather. Just be safe, breathe deeply, and relax. Remember, anxiety is not dangerous, just uncomfortable 🙂

    Comment by Roxana | April 7, 2007 | Reply

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