Pre-trip blunders - Been there, done that.
The first time we travelled together to Malacca, keiko unknowingly left her wallet at the immigration form-filling counter, only to get into an alarmed frenzy ten minutes later, and run back through the immigration at the speed of lightning. Thankfully the person who picked up her wallet was still chillin' there filling up his form, and honest enough to give it back.
Second time round, we backpacked to Sarawak. On the day of departure, we very excitedly lugged our 55 L backpacks on buses and trains, all the way til Woodlands checkpoint, and then separated ways to queue for immigration, only to have me flip open my passport and to my UTMOST HORROR, see my sister's face staring at me. BROUGHT THE WRONG PASSPORT OMG HOW IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?!? Thank God my sister was at home, so we sped back to Kranji and fidget around while waiting for her to deliver it. Got to Johor Bahru a little behind schedule, and had to pay 40 RM for a taxi to bring us to the airport. At the airport, we realised that we had misread our departure time, which was half an hour earlier than we thought. Thankfully we were on time, BUT STILL.
A week ago we booked our tickets for the May Thailand trip. Being the money-scrimping backpackers that we are, our efforts of periodically checking budget airlines websites for the past month had paid off. The tickets were practically free, with only the taxes to pay. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, we had never been happier watching money fly out of our pockets, everything was perfect, until we read the itineraries and realised that...
... we FREAKING BOUGHT THE WRONG TICKET.
According to our itineraries, we were going to Bangkok twice and not coming back on both counts.
We must have been such a hazardous combination of travellers that a divine force had to intervene. With so many boo-boos added to our collection, each being comparatively more memorable than the former, I shudder to think about our next trip, keiko.
Nonetheless, I cannot wait I cannot wait! :)
We eventually got the right ticket, but now I have a RM 264 credit in my Airasia account. If anyone wants to purchase anything, please be a kind samaritan and help me get rid of them.