November 15, 2017 Catherine Mendoza 19Comments
“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.”

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.  And it would be romantic at the same time. I was beyond ecstatic. Imagine flying from Munich to spend only three nights and two days in Bangkok! The feeling was vastly overpowering.

I asked the owner of the guesthouse that I managed if I could take a day off on a weekday and requested one of the volunteers to adjust his schedule for me. Good thing, they were kind enough to grant me the favors I asked for.

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 were also trying to avoid making a scene. How could we not miss each other, right?

He brought special macaroons baked in Paris. They instantly melted my heart.

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

In 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 had a short list. Three nights was relatively short. But every single experience we created and shared together was grand.

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. 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 for an ultimate weekend.

And with him, I found the epitome of a sweetheart. I couldn’t be more thankful for that beautiful weekend and I will never lie, it’s one of the best weekends in my entire life! Thank you, Christoph!

  • Aww I’m sure it was time well spent together, Cathy! Hope you are both having an awesome time. Safe travels, always!

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • That must be an exhausting getaway for him but i bet he enjoy every minute he spends with you. Short but sweet visit.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • That is indeed a cool weekend 🙂 I love the photo on the cover. It is difficult to shot the night city well, but you managed it.