My first time Couchsurfing

I’m standing alone at Phuket Airport and feel confused. Multiple Thais are trying to sell me some Taxi rides. I just found out on the plane that Phuket is pretty large for an island.

What will I do in Phuket? And where will I sleep? I have a plan: A girl on Couchsurfing sent me an email. I could call her if she is not working and she could pick me up from a mall and let me sleep at her place.

So I get a Taxi to Big C Mall. Big C is huge, has 4 floors and Thais are swarming everywhere. After half an hour full of misunderstandings I manage to buy a Thai Sim-card.

The moment of truth approaches. Will she take the call? What if she is working?

I’m lucky. She takes off and picks me up ten minutes later with her motor scooter. The scooter ride is adventurous, red traffic-lights are consequently ignored.


Nok and me

The apartment is small but mighty and Nok, my host, is unbelievably friendly.

Later that evening we go out for dinner and visit Patong, the party- and redlight-district of Phuket. More on that in a later post.

On next morning our paths part. Nok is going to North Thailand to visit her Family, I’m going to Khao Lak for scuba diving. Thanks for the hospitality and the great time, Nok. This definitly wasn’t my last time Couchsurfing.

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Poi April 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

Glad to hear your first couchsurfing experience was positive!

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