Location: Bangkok, Thailand
With a relatively late wakeup in the ActionQuest world at 8 am after our long day yesterday, we ventured down to the hotel’s buffet and enjoyed our last breakfast of pancakes, fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate. After our meal, we walked across the river to the above-ground train station to board the BTS to Mo Chit, the location of the famous Bangkok weekend market. We wandered around the market for a little over an hour and bought our final merchandise of the trip before boarding the train again to our other city adventure, the Jim Thompson house. Jim Thompson was an American who moved to Bangkok and combined six traditional Thai houses to construct his own before mysteriously disappearing in Malaysia. We toured the wooden house, full of beautiful traditional pottery and artwork, then headed back to the hotel. We then began writing out end-of-trip cards for our fellow crew, taking a break for our final squeeze, and a huge Vietnamese dinner at a nearby restaurant with Jim. Thinking back over the past few weeks is unbelievable. From the original Thai sailing trip being canceled to arriving in Bangkok for the impromptu land adventure, UV night diving in Koh Tao to exploring Angkor Wat, the horrifying news transformed into something amazing that we will always remember. I never thought I would go to Thailand or even Cambodia, but now I would do anything to come back. It is hard to say goodbye to such amazing countries and people, but we are back off to the states in the next few hours. It has been a great trip; we have made amazing friends and memories we will always cherish. We are already looking forward to reunions back at home and of course, next summer at AQ!