Finally on the flight to Bangkok at 3:00 am. I fall asleep before we take off and wake up about 35/40 minutes later. That little bit of sleep was so nice! I woke up just in time for the customary tiny drink and a weird snack, especially for the middle of the night.
It was a sandwich cut in half. One side was some sort of cheese, the other was, I believe, mayo and diced pickles? And they let you use real silverware!!!! There was also bread and yogurt with a straw and no spoon. I had some of my snack and tried to get some sleep.
I gratefully land in Bangkok and walk out of the gate. There are women holding signs with names on them for transfers. I really don’t think my name would be there, but it was! They had already rescheduled my last flight. That was such a breath of fresh air. And then I realized how far I had to walk to get to my new ticket counter, back through Thai customs and to my new gate. But it was nice to not have to worry about finding a flight.
I get through customs and patiently wait for my flight. I board another bus to my plane, but by now I’m a pro. The flight was pretty much empty and it was super short. The hour and ten minutes flew by. But somehow Thai air has time to serve me the customary tiny drink and a breakfast.
The food was interesting. I ate the potatoes and one piece of broccoli, along with the yogurt again. Then it was time to land. I cannot tell you how happy I was to finally be in Phuket. I was delayed ten hours but I made it.
On a side note, when I missed my flight I realized that I didn’t have a contingency plan with Denali. And that I didn’t give him the airport hotel info, so he had no idea where he was staying when he got to Thailand in the middle of the night. It was hectic and stressful but I finally reached him through various channels and he met me at the airport. I have never been so glad to see someone…
When we land, I just know I’m not going to make the next flight, but I’m wishing and hoping. I’ve never wanted to punch through people so bad. They were taking forever to get off the plane. Despite hustling as fast as I could with my ridiculous travel pack, I get to the transfer desk only to be told they closed the boarding. Continue reading “Stranded in Beijing….”
So my flight from New York left an hour late. Of course my layover is a sliver of time but it was the only flight! But don’t let me get ahead of myself. Last I left you, I was waiting to board the plane. After getting myself situated in my window seat, I start to relax. Continue reading “Going, going, gone…”
The day has come and I’m here sitting in the airport. I arrived extra early because there was supposed to be traffic…there was none. I stood in a really long line of what I am assuming were mostly Chinese people. (I’m flying on Air China). I finally get to the counter and I’m told that my travel pack is 3 kilos overweight. I have no idea about how much a kilo is because I’m American and we are clueless about the metric system. Continue reading “Fly Away…”
So this morning I’m sitting in my living room and my mom is reading an article in the NY Times. She jumps up and says that I need to bring Snapchat Spectacles with me. Mind you, I do not currently own a pair. She says I MUST bring them with me, I HAVE to get a pair. I inform her that they are not sold on the internet. Continue reading “Making a spectacle…”
So I’m not bringing my computer or my iPad with me to save space. But this makes it difficult to blog with just my iPhone 7, using only the touch screen. So the other day I got the idea to find a good portable Keyboard. Continue reading “Blogging on the go…”
Here is a comprehensive list of what I’ve packed. When I return home, I will update with what was useful and what was not. To start off I will say I stuck to a color story to make it easier on myself. Burgundy/wine and a teal/turquoise are my main colors. I supplemented with grey and a few black pieces because, who am I kidding, black is my favorite thing to cover my body with. Back to the list…
Continue reading “What I actually packed”
The struggle is real! I’m leaving in 3 days and I’ve unpacked. I just can’t seem to get the clothing situation handled. I keep adding and taking away. Every time I pack my bag it’s full, but I need to leave extra space for acquisitions along the way. I wonder if Denali is having the same struggle?? Continue reading “Still not packed”
About 5 weeks ago, a little birdie told me to ask my brother, Denali, if he wanted to go to Thailand. I did some research about the best time to go. Low and behold, its now. So I looked up flight prices, they were good, and then I called my brother. Needless to say, but he jumped at the idea and we bought tickets. Continue reading “And so it begins…”
So I’ve finally begun a travel blog. Last year I went on my first cruise and it was awesome. It was the first time I had been to most of the Caribbean. I’d been to Jamaica before but that was pretty much it. Before that I had traveled around various countries in Europe when I was younger. I haven’t been away from the Americas in quite some time. So I figured it was time to reevaluate my life and start to roam the world a little bit. Right now, I do not have a life where I can just travel for a year or two, but I’m fortunate enough to be able to go away for a few weeks at a time. So next up i’m headed to Southeast Asia for three and a half weeks, specifically Thailand. I’m beyond excited. I plan on posting daily to document my trip. I’m looking to create great memories and good vibes.