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 Thaï 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.