I Miss My Best Friend

by Brenna Holeman

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Bangkok, Thailand

What I love about travelling with your best friend is this: you can wake up in a cheap hotel room, you can eat breakfast in the same vegan cafe as every morning, you can walk in 30+ heat to a temple you know nothing about, you can drink sugary drinks that stain your tongue pink and green, you can risk life and limb crossing even the smallest of streets, you can stuff your face with enough yellow curry to make you sick, you can wander the raucous alleys near Khao San and avoid all the boys (even the cute ones), you can spend your last baht on the more expensive beer just because you prefer the taste, you can laugh with your whole body, your whole heart, you can have some of the best days of your life without even trying.

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Oneika March 22, 2011 - 6:49 am


kls March 22, 2011 - 8:02 am

you just made me cry!!!!!!!!! thank you!! i love you too my prettiest princess purple pomplemousse! i love all of our memories: from halifax, japan, romania, bulgaria, turkey, thailand, burma… and possibly indonesia to boot? the whole world is ours and i love knowing we’re gonna see it together.

xoxoxoxox you are the icing on my one way ticket

Naomi March 22, 2011 - 9:31 am

Awwwww this is so sweet! Normally I like to travel alone and meet other people on the road, but I’m thinking I might try something new this summer…somehow a beach vacation sounds better if there are friends involved 🙂
Also, that temple in the third picture is so ornate! Where is that?

Jacqueline Anderson March 22, 2011 - 12:34 pm

I’ve always travelled with my best friends, and it really makes all the difference. I was just wondering because you’ve mentioned it, but on the recent trip, do you think it would be easy for someone who is vegan to travel?

wishing you all the best, you inspire me xoxo

Cara-Mia March 22, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Sounds – & looks! – lovely.

Christine March 22, 2011 - 5:17 pm

It’s the best feeling to travel with your best friend!

safe travels!

Kristina March 23, 2011 - 12:42 pm

such a cute post and an even cuter return comment from your best friend!! I miss travelling with my best friend, it is really the best! love to follow your journey across asia!

This Battered Suitcase March 23, 2011 - 7:50 pm

Thank you for all of your sweet comments, everyone! Yeah, I really do have the best friend. I love you, Kerrilyn.

Naomi – I actually prefer to travel alone EXCEPT when Kerri can come with me. We are just two peas in a pod and we travel so easily together; we always want to do the same things, or are perfectly comfortable going our own ways for a while if we need to. For the beach, having a friend is great, but going solo is also fun! p.s. the photo is from Wat Arun in Bangkok.

Jackie – Re: vegan travelling, I think it totally depends on where you go. I’m not vegan (or even vegetarian), but I think the easiest countries are in Asia. India is almost all vegetarian anyway, and places like Thailand have tons of yummy veg options.

Harper Cosper September 15, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Oh how sweet! The post made me miss my best friend. We’re supposed to travel tomorrow. But because of her busy life now, I have to travel alone. It’s hard to be without her. I have no one to laugh with, take photos with and dine with. Anyway, good luck to your journey together. And oh, have you tried those mangosteens at the fruit stand?

This Battered Suitcase September 16, 2011 - 1:44 am

Thank you Harper! I’m sorry that you can’t travel with your friend anymore, but I guarantee you will meet lots of other travellers to have fun with!

p.s. there’s nothing I love more than fresh mangosteens!


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