It was after one of the Air Asia special sales that we found ourselves with two fly-through tickets to Chiang Mai.
I believe these AA sales should come with a Government health warning. I’ve found they can be quite addictive.
Anyway, on the first of April 13 we were in possession of seats 44H and 44K heading out of Sydney on the eighteenth of March 14.
Now it seems that the closest we’ll ever get to those seats will be if we go outside on the evening of the eighteenth of March 14 at around ten pm and look into the night sky for a blinking light thirty thousand feet up (so if you happen to have seats on the same flight, you’re welcome to ours, they’re nice seats, enjoy)
It started out so nice.
The cook and I were to travel down the Mekong to Luang Prabang then a return visit to Vang Vieng before having to decide on, spending Songkran 14 in Vientiane Laos or return on the Thanaleng to Bangkok overnight train for a shower in the capital.
All of this is now irrelevant. We won’t make this flight.
Sometimes shi@ happens.
The best we can hope for is a refund on the taxes.
We were aware of the pitfalls when we purchased the tickets.
I think we're lucky; I booked only one way tickets to Chiang Mai. Not knowing the exact date of our return worked in our favor.
Once again the addiction kicks in.
Accepting our predicament, a return to Chiang Mai would now have to be postponed.
My thoughts turn to our next driving force.
I find two things; goals need to be set and consolation in the next Air Asia sale.
On the twenty fourth of February 14 once again we would agree Chiang Mai was the place we wished to go.
Once again we have two one way seats, 44K and 44H.
Only this time instead being wet down we’ll be getting fired up.
We’ve had to say goodbye to Songkran but now we’ll be saying hello to Yee Ping.
We have a Dynasty Club room booked at the Centara Duangtawan Hotel (with the help of our friend Khun Shettapong) in November and seven months to plan.
The cook and I want to do everything. We want to do nothing.
We want to see, hear, taste, smell and touch The Rose in full bloom.
We want November tomorrow.