At the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Chumphon

Sometimes in life happen really crazy coincidences!

One day I started to cycle before 6am because I camped in a place where I prefered to leave early. So I did already more than 60km until noon and rested on a beautiful beach at lunchtime. Just that moment a car appeared and one of the men asked “around the world?”. He spoke the best English I ever heard from Thai people. The other man spoke in fluent German to me. Big surprise!

But that was only the beginning of a astonishing story. The German speaking man turned out to be the head of the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Chumphon. Without knowing it I had my lunch break on their land. The English speaking man is Senator in Bangkok and the son of a former prime minister of Thailand. The other persons where his family and they were on their way back to Bangkok in that moment.  The family changed the plan spontaneously and invited me for lunch. We had a quite interesting conversation and very delicious food in a beautiful restaurant at the beach. A very nice afternoon!

When the senators family left, the director of the university brought me to the campus and offered me a place to sleep. The moment I finished to put my bags in the room a college appeared and we went for dinner to another restaurant. (I was still full from lunch…) During the dinner another professor appeared.

She did her dissertation at the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Vienna! Just a year before I started to study there!!! For two years I did not think about pharmacy at all. But suddenly I sit at the beach and discuss with a Thai woman about the professors and facilities at the University of Vienna!

We both could not believe it..

I stayed at the campus for a few days in the end. They explained a lot about their projects to me and I met many interesting persons. I was shown the reef at Koh Khai, the nearby island, as we dicussed about the Marine Department and scuba diving. Also a two weeks training for 200 students from Bangkok started and I joined them for their first day. In the end we even spoke about possible projects I could attend in the remote future.
A very inspiring time!

Things come back in life again and again. I never expected to have anything to do with pharmacy on my journey. I did not even want to. But now I feel approved that every experiance in life is part of the person you are now. You carry all your history with you all the time. Everything is connected…

What do you think about that?


4 thoughts on “At the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Chumphon

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  2. I am happy that you met these nice people and you will probably have other opportunities of this kind.
    Thai people are very welcoming and appreciate your cycling alone.
    I will have a look at your blog from time to time.
    Claude (who met you at Prachuap Khirikan)

  3. Because this is the land of smile, Thailand.
    Please never forget coming back again.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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