Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bangkok or Bust!

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Thai street food.  This will be my first meal in Bangkok!
(Photo by MOs81.  Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons.)
In a few short hours, Bro and I will be heading to the airport for our long flight to Bangkok.

 I used to not mind the long haul flights but as I get older, I don't look forward to them. The only saving grace is there are usually plenty of videos to keep me occupied until I drift off to catnapping. I also have plenty of games loaded on my iPad and my iPod to keep me entertained as well.

Sleepwise, I never really get much sleep - just enough that I can power through the rest of the day once I land.  Bro is determined to sleep, as best he can on the flight - he bought a travel pillow last night.  Hopefully, it works for him.

The entire trip will take us nearly 18 hours not including a short layover which I have to admit, I do look forward to. It's not only a good opportunity to stretch our legs a bit but it also gives us the chance to get some fresh air.


Bro and I will arrive into Bangkok around noon and it will be early afternoon by the time we make it to our Airbnb apartment.  My plan was for us to spend a few minutes relaxing and then explore nearby Chinatown.  Bro's plan is to take a quick nap til dinner time and then hit the nearby night market for a full meal.  We both agree on the night market for dinner.  Let's see who wins out on the Chinatown versus nap thing. :-)

I am up for some good Thai street food.  Thankfully, after having eaten in all the far flung places I've been to, I've pretty much got a cast iron stomach.  I still try to stay away from fresh salads though fresh cut fruit has never been a problem for me.  Bro should be okay as well as long as we stick to cooked food.  Besides, I have both Pepto and Immodium with me just in case :-)

Ayşe won't arrive until well past midnight and we'll do our best to wait up for her.   She's also got a long haul flight with a brief layover.  However you look at it, it's going to be a very long travel day for all three of us but this trip has been months in the planning and I'm so excited that we're finally taking off!

For now, I still have a slew of last minute errands to run so it's time to log off!