A Travellerspoint blog

June 2019

Day 2


rain 27 °C

There is something nice about 5 star travel...I will not deny it.

I think I got into bed (a very comfortable bed) at about midnight after a long and delayed flight from Melbourne.

Awake at 6:00 am, I lay in bed for a while, before springing into life to find coffee.

The plan for Bangkok was to sleep, eat, have massages and rest. I have achieved each of these goals today.

My hotel is next door to the MBK Shopping Centre in Bangkok and my day started there, following breakfast.

A hot stone massage was just what I needed. The poor lady was quite horrified at how tight my shoulders were and a number of hours later, I can still feel the after effects.

I wandered around the MBK Centre and then the Siam Paragon Centre. A pair of sneakers and a cap were my only purchases (another pair, I hear some of you say).

On my way to the Siam Paragon, I was walking along, minding my own business when four young teenagers stopped me, wanting to interview me for a school project. I am not sure what possessed me to say yes, but I did. A very bizarre and random interaction. They were happy! It reminded me of being stopped every 5 minutes in China.

I was also reminded of China as a number of people stared at my very white legs.

It is pouring with rain tonight, so I have opted for the buffet in the hotel for dinner (fabulous seafood) and I will not be long out of bed. This holiday business is exhausting!

Usually, when I travel with others, I constantly have food envy. You would think that it would not be so bad travelling alone. It is just the same. Today I have seen so many things that I would love to eat...best not to.

I have taken few photos today. The obligatory selfie has finally eventuated.

Oh, and in the spirit of km’s walked...9.89 kms today

Until tomorrow...

Posted by Cruicksie 04:48 Archived in Thailand Comments (1)

Day 1

Melbourne to Bangkok

A relaxed morning has led me to Melbourne Airport. After painfully queuing for an hour, I checked in with a rather unhelpful attendant. The process to get to board a flight seems to take longer every time I travel. Most things are now computerised - great for the inner introvert...Enough complaining!

Now sitting in the lounge with an hour to spare before I Board my flight to Bangkok.

Have a unique sense of anticipation about this trip. Feel extraordinarily blessed to be headed to the Holy Land.

No photos today...not much to see.

Bon voyage Melbourne!

Posted by Cruicksie 20:07 Archived in Australia Comments (1)

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