Jan 28, 2019 14:41:06

On my way back to France

by @basilesamel PATRON | 380 words | 92πŸ”₯ | 92πŸ’Œ | 0πŸ’§

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Today I'm leaving Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. I will stay there for a month before coming back to France.

It was a stressful morning.

I had to contact Airbnb to cancel my booking. The host wasn't answering me. I was afraid I would end up homeless tonight.

Airbnb handled it awesomely well. They tried to contact the host. A few hours later they provided me with a full refund.

I was relieved I didn't lose any hard-earned money.

Then it hit me: I HAVE TO CHECK OUT AT 12 AM.

Ho crap. It's already 12 AM. I didn't clean the place. I didn't book a place for tonight yet. My plane is in 7 hours.

"Ok Basile, you got this. One issue at a time" I said to myself.

I start packing. Luckily, I don't have much in my bag. Good thing to travel like a minimalist. I'm done in a few minutes.

I start cleaning the dishes.

The doorbell rings. It's the host. I quickly apologize and tell him I will be done in an hour.

Half an hour later, I'm done. I just need to take out the trash and call the host. Nice guy. He built a startup. It failed. Now he is renting out Airbnb and making a living out of semi-passive income.

Check-out, done. I need housing now. I go to a coffee shop and start browsing.

If you don't have a hostel/apartment address at your arrival at the Don Mueang airport, chances are the ThaΓ― immigration won't accept you in the country. Finding housing is urgent.

I stumble upon a nice Airbnb hostel that meets my criteria, and it provides a self-check-in solution. I won't have to worry about contacting the host at my arrival.

Turns out the host is amazing and highly responsive! Phew. Two problems solved. I have one hour and a half left before I start moving to Kuala Lumpur's airport. I can chill out a bit, eat my last bite of delicious Malay food. I have time to write my 200 words and send/tweet/post the Daily Words.

It was a stressful morning. I don't like planning too long in advance, but I should have this time. Now, off to board my plane. Hopefully, I will make it to Thailand without trouble.

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    @basilesamel Safe travels!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 28, 2019 07:16:44
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      @brandonwilson thanks! :) I made it to Bangkok

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 28, 2019 23:03:05
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    @basilesamel you heading home? So no more nomading?

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 28, 2019 21:09:17
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      @jasonleow home is everywhere! But seriously, just coming back to get my degree and enjoy some family time. Then I will probably go to Morocco

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 28, 2019 23:02:51
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