Nicely, the journey is popping out to be fairly the journey.

I simply sat down in my resort after having traveled to Thailand and even if I’ve not slept in 3 days I can not fall asleep.

I couldn’t presumably have had a extra depressing journey. I spent 14 hours on a aircraft with a mom with a 3 yr outdated and a 5 yr outdated. The three yr outdated cried your complete time, and the 5 yr outdated kicked my seat deliberately each 15 seconds. By the point we landed, I used to be able to scream.

We made an sudden cease in some Chinese language metropolis I had by no means heard of so they may do a spot safety examine on our aircraft. I had by no means heard of that earlier than. We herded off the aircraft onto a bus that took us to a screening space, then again on a bus to the identical airplane we had simply gotten off of with the identical screaming youngsters behind me, and the aircraft will not begin again up. I spent hours on a tarmac, barely in a position to maintain my eyes open, getting kicked by a child, and listening to a different child scream his lungs out.

After I say ‘herded’, I imply, actually herded. I do not wish to sound racist, as a result of this isn’t a ‘racist’ remark. It’s extra of an commentary of cultural variations. Chinese language folks do not have a bubble. They get in your house, and in the event you go away an inch in entrance of you, they may push into it. Previous women throw forearms that will make any World Wrestling Federation wrestler proud. Any time you flip round, there may be actually somebody proper there. Getting on and off the aircraft, it was everybody for themselves. I do not suppose they understand… we have been going to the identical place, and getting on the identical aircraft that was going to take off on the identical time, no matter if you bought on it.

We finally bought going (On the identical aircraft that would not begin), and at last made it to town we have been imagined to have landed at in China, solely to be taught the delay made me miss my connecting flight.

After I lastly bought to Phuket, that they had misplaced my bag, and I almost misplaced my thoughts.

I’m right here… lastly. I stink like hell having sat in the identical garments for 3 days, and I haven’t got any clear garments or toiletries.

You recognize what although… I am in Thailand and I couldn’t be happier!!

The scent and sounds of this nation are very distinctive. The texture of the air is one thing I’ve not felt anyplace else. The air really has a definite really feel to it.

The solar is rising on a fourth day with out sleep, however the sound of individuals hitting Thai pads is emanating from Dragon Muay Thai, which is correct subsequent door to my resort. I am so giddy I am unable to sleep.

I should wait till shops open, then go purchase me some garments and a toothbrush.

I’ve to offer some like to the parents on the resort I’m staying at, nonetheless. Regardless of being a number of hours late, and even later trying to find my baggage, the driving force was nonetheless ready for me outdoors the airport with my title on an indication, and I bought checked in with no hitch. Signature Phuket Resort is absolutely the finest!

On one other word… if that is how this journey is getting began, that is going to be one helluva trip. I am unable to wait to see what’s subsequent!