Weekend Well Spent
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Weekend well spent : A perfect escapade in Bangkok

Weekend well-spent; that’s a theme I could perfectly put on how these ordinary weekends turned amazingly incredible and memorable.

I’m thinking of spending a long weekend in Bangkok. What do you think?” he said enthusiastically.

Hmmm, it’s okay and fun, but we’re meeting soon, so it’s also okay if you don’t.” ( We were meeting two months later for our long trip in Southeast Asia.

Then, he still proceeded.

Though, the first attempt at booking a flight failed. So, we thought that maybe, it wasn’t meant to happen. But the possibility of seeing him again after being apart for a while sent beautiful jitters for many reasons I couldn’t grasp.

A few hours later, he surprised me with a successful flight booking. It was tense. At first, I thought it was insane. He had to endure a 30-hour flight to spend three nights and two days with me. It would be exhausting, expensive, and, most of all, fleeting. 

But at the back of my mind I thought, that’s immensely romantic and extremely sweet! Hence, I was beyond ecstatic.

Imagine flying from Munich to spend only three nights and two days in Bangkok! The feeling was vastly overpowering. But by just having a thought of it, indeed, a weekend well-spent and a perfect escapade already!

Therefore, I asked my friend who owns the guesthouse that I managed to take a day off on a weekday and requested one of the volunteers to adjust his schedule for me. The good thing was, they were kind enough to grant me the favors I asked for.

The day of his arrival. A weekend sure I’d anticipating it beyond well-spent.

On the day of his arrival, my eyes were heavy. I was a bit intoxicated and was running late to pick him up from the airport

As I was approaching the meeting point, my attention was captured by a tall gorgeous looking guy wearing a dark blue long polo shirt, long pants, and rubber shoes, and carrying a luggage. I thought to myself, “What a handsome guy he is. He must be on a business trip here in Bangkok.” Suddenly, I noticed him approaching me. I was trying to avoid his gaze. All of a sudden, I realized it was he. Wow! The gorgeous guy was actually my boyfriend!

We embraced each other as though there was no tomorrow, and we kissed each other gently as we were also trying to avoid making a scene. How could we not miss each other, right?

When we arrived at our hotel, he handed me special macaroons baked in Paris. He knew that was my weakness. Macaroons! They instantly melted my heart.

Although we didn’t really have tons of ideas on how our weekend could have been spent well, we had a few activities we wanted to set out on.

That said, on his first night in Bangkok, we visited Hard Rock Cafe in Bangkok. One of our travel goals is to visit Hard Rock Cafe in every city.

 And for the next two days, we discovered noodle houses and tasted different varieties of noodles that are famous all over Thailand. We also visited True Love Café to play and cuddle with the Huskies and devoured our favorite cheeseburger at McDonald’s. It’s the only burger we love to eat on our travels and again dined in at our top seafood restaurant, T & K Seafood at Chinatown.

We didn’t want a weekend escapade slide so fast so we savored every moment and created short but unforgettable ventures.

Furthermore, although we had a short list, it was worth it. I know, Three nights was relatively brief.

On a personal note

He proved to me that occasionally, distance doesn’t matter as long as we constantly do things for each other that could make us closer. Every effort and surprise counts.

It was just a regular weekend, but given the extraordinary fact that he chose to spend it with me all the way from the other side of the globe made it extra special. A weekend well spent I must say. A wonderful escapade that became one of my most favorites.

Moreover, I never had such a weekend like that before. It was absolutely romantic, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything else.

That trip also made us vow to exert more effort in our future escapades, whether they happen over a weekend, or on a long holiday.

We continue discussing plans for our next destinations, as we’re both passionate about traveling.

Like love, all the good weekends bring out the best in us especially when we share them with someone that matters to us.

A short trip with him makes not only well spent but for an ultimate weekend, and I’m in love with it!

Sadly, he had to go back home to Munich while I was back in my job as a guesthouse Manager in Bangkok. Nevertheless, What a weekend escapade that was!

Ultimately, with him, I found the epitome of a sweetheart.

Born, raised, and forever loyal to the Philippines. Catherine is a teacher and a BA in Mass Communication graduate who loves anything child-friendly. She loves writing in her diary every day and is in love with beaches, books, Safari, and Tokyo. Her ultimate dream destinations are Madagascar, Mongolia, and Hawaii. Check out her van camping adventures in Europe at vancampingguide.com.


  • Anuradha Goyal

    Ah, such a romantic post. Makes me want to take a holiday right away & spend some time doing some of our favourite things together.

    I am sure it is ultra special when someone makes an effort to fly all the way to just be with you & brings you something that melts your heart.

    Stay blessed.

  • Arienne

    Aw, this sounds like a plot line out of a movie! How romantic of your boyfriend to travel all that way for such a sort visit. But sometimes those short visits are indeed the best because you’re fully present and maximizing every moment. Nothing is wasted 🙂

  • Anne Slater-Brooks

    Now that is a guy who must be head over heels in love. That is a hell of a long flight for a weekend although to be fair I would do the same for my husband any day. Hope you do not have to wait too long to see one another again

  • FlyDriveExplore

    What a romantic story! He must be a keeper if he travelled all that way, and bought you macaroons. I adore macaroons too, I first found them in Le Bon Marche department store in Paris.

  • london_unattached

    Gosh I didn’t realise there were dog cafes as well as cat ones. I’m glad you find the time to explore when you meet up with your partner – and it must be love if he travels for so long to just spend a few days with you!

  • Thomas Mathys

    Oh my god! I didn’t know anything about that dog cafe <3 We will totally go there when we'll be in Bangkok! All the noodles Thailand has to offer are so delicious as well. You did very well in booking this long weekend 🙂

  • Sumti Bhadani

    Lovely and romantic post and lot of surprise to you from your partner 🙂 I am sure you must have a wonderful and memorable stay:)

  • miieloise

    Oh! He’s lovely! I love that on top of traveling 30 hours… he thought of bringing macarons! Such a nice attention! I imagine ordinary things are not that ordinary for a long-distance couple, so I’m not surprised you loved that weekend a lot! I hope you’ll get the opportunity to do that again soon.

  • Mafambani

    Wow, traveling from Munich to Bangkok for a weekend is only possible when you’re crazy in love. He’s definitely a keeper and I am happy you guys had such a great time. I hope for your next trip you both have a bit more time with each other.

  • Traveling Bytes

    Lucky girl you are! It must be a true love to endure 30 hours of travel for a weekend together. And macaroons… I am impressed at his willpower. I would give up and eat them right away ;).

  • Nick Wheatley

    What a inspiring post! My (now) wife and I had a long distance relationship for about 6 months. When we first started dating she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and I was still living in Portland, Oregon. So that meant we had a 5 hour flight between us. I can remember the same excitement when we would visit each other just for a few days at a time (though at least it wasn’t 30 hours of flight time).

    After a few trips I wound up moving to Hawaii and now we’re married and travelling the world together! It’s totally worth doing the “long distance thing” if it feels right. I can imagine you’re already counting down the days until his next trip!

  • Sam Sparrow

    This is such an adorable story, and just goes to show that anything is possible if you are determined – even a very long flight to spend a weekend in Bangkok! I’ve never done long distance this extreme, so I can imagine it was truly wonderful have this all work out for you!

  • Christopher Rudder

    As soon as I started reading this I was like oh know a love story yuk!! But its written so well I couldn’t stop..I was a little concerned that you asked if you can have the weekend off after he already booked the ticket and was gonna fly for 30-hours to spend three nights and two days with you. Good thing you boss said sure…lol
    I loved this line: Occasionally, distance doesn’t matter as long as we constantly do things for each other that could make us closer. Beautifully said 🙂

  • Paige Brown

    What a sweet post. My now-husband and I had a long distance relationship for the first 7 months of our relationship. For 3.5 months we were a 12-hour drive apart and would make the crazy drive to spend 1-3 days together. Then, for the second 3.5 months I was in SE Asia while he was in the U.S.. We even went that second 3.5 months without seeing each other at all. So it’s great that you guys are making the most of your time together because that’s what truly matters. I’m glad you were able to share three days together.

  • megan_claire

    What a beautiful couple you both make! And how incredible of him to fly all the way from Munich to spend a weekend. He’s a keeper! I love that you are both so committed to each other that distance can’t keep you apart. And it’s a great excuse to plan wonderful spontaneous trips to spend time with each other 🙂

  • Teatimeinwonderland

    I so love the feeling of… love, warmth, togetherness and mamking memories you have weaved through your story. Made me go Aaaaaaw so many times!

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