Saying Goodbye to Asia for 2 Months

Goodbye Asia!

Here I am, at Bangkok International Airport, waiting for my departure to Poland. I know some of you might be surprised by reading this, but it’s now official- I am heading back home for Christmas.

Bangkok International Airport
Bangkok International Airport

I booked my flight right after I had come back from Sri Lanka to Cambodia, about a month ago. At that time, it was the cheapest flight possible (Bangkok-Moscow, Moscow-Warsaw return for $1031).

Why home? Why now?

It has been 2 years since I was home last time, so I felt like I needed to spend more time with my family this year before I start exploring South America and the rest of Asia next year. For some reason, being in Sri Lanka made me realize how much I had been missing my family, friends and my dog :-).

The last Christmas I spent in Poland was in 2008. I should feel guilty for not going home at least twice a year either for Easter or Christmas, but I was too busy traveling, working and blogging. This year I promised myself to do my best to head back home and I did it.

It’s going to be a surprise for everyone as I didn’t tell anyone that I was coming. My mom will be blown away when she sees me and I can’t wait to see her face. That will be probably one of the most exciting and unpredictable things I have even done in my life.

My plans for two months

Obviously I am not going to spend the whole two months in Poland only. With my desire to travel and a hunger to explore the world I am afraid it’s impossible. Here are the places and things I am planning to do from November 11th 2012 to January 3rd 2013:

  • Explore the capital of Poland- Warsaw
  • Visit major cities in Poland such as Cracow, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Zakopane
  • Spend a weekend in Prague (Czech Republic) and a few days in Berlin (Germany)
  • Go skiing in Switzerland
  • Visit Amsterdam
Bangkok International Airport

How about Cez?

Cez is staying in Asia. He is now back in Cambodia applying for his Chinese visa in Phnom Penh. Once he gets it, he takes his bike from Siem Reap and go to China through Laos. We are meeting together in January 2013 to carry on our travels. I am missing him already!

Agness and Cez at the airport
Last photo with Cez before my departure

 

Things I will miss

  • Pad Thai – I could eat it all day long and I couldn’t get enough of it, plus I love eating fruits. The prices of fruits in Poland are very high so I will need to reduce eating them
  • Tropical fruits and fresh shakes
  • Sun – after visiting hot Koh Phangan Island and getting a proper tan I can’t imagine my stay in foggy, snowy and freezing cold Poland
  • Locals – I love the way Thai and Cambodian people smiled to me and I will miss their happy faces.
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Look at Cez, he looks pretty happy I am leaving

Things I can’t wait for:

  • Polish dumplings (pierogi) and other traditional Polish dishes – I bet my mom will treat me with a nice and decent food
  • Seeing my sister and my niece and the rest of the family in person not through the camera on Skype
  • Hanging out with my school colleagues and friends I spent my childhood with
  • Fixed prices – no more haggling
Bangkok Moscow
Already on the plane

So… Poland get ready!

See also  Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Asia wait for me!

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Agness Walewinder
Travel freak, vagabond, photography passionate, blogger, life enthusiast, backpacker, adventure hunter and endless energy couchsurfer living by the rule "Pack lite, travel far and live long!"
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