Back to Britain

My time in Thailand has come to an end. I knew I’d only be there for a short amount of time as it was only ever intended as a small holiday before having to come back home to the UK for a few medical reasons and other things, but there’s no doubt that I will be back in the near future.

The trip ended in Phuket. We took a taxi from the resort up to Phuket airport where we boarded a flight to Kuala Lumpa, then another to Doha and then finally from Doha to London Heathrow.  Obviously with me living in North Wales I had to get up there so instead of hanging around for a flight in Heathrow I hopped on the next train and arrived in my little Welsh town around 3 hours later.

Thailand was certainly an experience for me! It was the first time I tried travelling with a friend… it will also be the last time I travel with a friend. I didn’t enjoy it at all to be honest with you. I’m not sure if it was just the person that I went with or whether it’s because I’m suited to travelling on my own and making friends as I go, but I certainly won’t be going with them again.

Now I’m back in the UK my adventures won’t be stopping. I’ll be getting a few things out of the way first and then exploring things on my doorstep before embarking on my next big adventure! In my eyes I’m returning to the UK as a tourist. I’ve been away for nearly a year and a half now – not long compared to some travellers but for my first ever time away from home it’s been long enough. There’s a few things coming up soon that should be quite fun too… my 21st Birthday is on May 16th and then I have a tweetup with some bloggers ‘down south’. I’m looking forward to showing people what Wales really has to offer and explaining to my American friends that it’s not “just another part of England”.

Just a short post today but I thought I’d let you know where I’m at…

See you all in the UK!

Author: Dan Collins

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  1. Why the hell did we think you were an Aussie?? Weird 🙂 Anyways, we fly into London June 19th…not sure if we will make it to Wales, but if you happen to be “in the neighbourhood” while we are in the UK, we would probably owe you at least one beer!


  2. Whaaaaat? No Wales?! How could you! haha

  3. Wow you’re only about to be 21? Well, happy birthday in a few days! I hope you’re doing good!

  4. Away for a year and a half? That’s ages, not, “not long”!

    Sounds like you’re ready to really make the most of being back in the UK. It’s great that you feel that way – coming back home can be even more difficult than leaving in the first place 🙂

  5. I think a year and a half is definitely a nice, long experience 🙂 Especially if it’s your first go at long-term travel!

    Happy early birthday — wow, only 21 🙂

    My flight to London is July 27 and I get in early on the 28. Whether or not I can make any money between now and then determines whether I’ll be joining you for La Tomatina or not 🙂 How is the research for that going?

  6. I’ll only be able to go for a few days so doubt I’ll be with the group any more… May meet up with you while you’re here in the UK though!

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