Ironically, I had not lost anything while traveling 4 months in India on all kinds of buses, cars, rickshaws, boats, trains and planes. But after taking a late night bus from Koh Tao to Bangkok, I discovered that my moneybelt was gone! It contained my passport, credit card, bank card, memory cards and other important papers…
I don’t know whether it fell off my shoulder during the commotion of our bus’ arrival or whether someone actually took it. Just a week prior, my island bungalow in Koh Tao had been broken into so it was strange to experience these things at the very end of my trip.
1. At the hotel near Khaosan Road, I received immediate help from a Thai ladyboy (whom I’d met on Koh Tao because I was filming at the ladyboy cabaret and had performed with them on one night). She allowed me to stay in her room for the night and gave me some cash for food!
2. A Thai man at the hotel overheard my situation and also gave me some cash for food. Read more