Having decided to quit our jobs and pack up our lives in London to travel and work around the world, we went online to book our first journey to Australia with a 2-month stop over in South East Asia. We found a flight to Bangkok for £210 one way with Ukrainian International Airways.

Arriving in Bangkok we took the Sky train to Phaya Thai (45 THB each) and then changed to the BTS line to Nana station (34 THB each) where our hostel Suk 11 was located. The hostel was clean and comfortable and as soon as we dumped our stuff, we immediately went on search for our first bit of Thai food – a street stall selling noodle soup for 40 THB just down the street. It was so delicious and marked the start of our noodle soup obsession throughout Asia!

The following day we had a flight scheduled to Ho Chi Minh City. We arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport, with two hours to drop our luggage and check in.  We checked the departure board but could only see a flight to Ho Chi Minh City at our time with VietJet Air. We automatically thought that AirAsia was just using another airline. After lining up to check in for 20 minutes the airline employee looked at our passports and with a bemused smile said “you are at the wrong airport”. She then went on to tell us that the other airport we needed (Don Mueang) was an hour away and we had definitely missed our flight.

The second day into our trip and we had already missed a flight! Well done us. We are renowned for having hilariously disastrous holidays… We were determined that this one would not be the same…

After looking at a few other flight options, we decided that all replacement flights that day were way too expensive for our dwindling savings (thanks Brexit) and headed to the food court to make a new plan, where we decided to head to Northern Thailand.