Thailand: Getting There

Getting to Thailand was an adventure, to say the least. We flew Asiana Airlines to and from the U.S. to Thailand with a layover in Seoul, South Korea. The first flight we took was Los Angeles, California to Seoul, South Korea and was 13 hours and 20 minutes. This flight went by surprisingly easy, thanks to the in-flight entertainment provided. Each seat in the plane has a TV in front of it to watch movies, listen to music, play video games, etc., and they’re quite entertaining.

When we arrived in Seoul, South Korea the weather was freezing (9*C) and we jumped immediately onto our next flight to Bangkok, Thailand with our layover being only an hour long. The flight from Seoul to Bangkok was 6 hours and this flight seemed just as long as the first one. The plane was a lot smaller than the first one, but the in-flight entertainment was still nice.  Luckily for me, the flight attendants weren’t stingy with the red wine and I was able to relax enough to get into some good movies and make it to Bangkok with my mental sanity.

Flying into Bangkok was incredible. The city was absolutely massive from the air and the city lights were vibrant and everywhere you looked. It was breathtakingly beautiful. When we landed at the airport I was astounded by how large the Bangkok International Airport was; it made LAX look small! There were easily 20 belts for baggage claim and 30 customs stalls all packed with tourists waiting to get into the country. Once we had our duffle bags and backpacks together, we made our way to the curb, grabbed a taxi, and started our journey into Bangkok.

Stay tuned for more from my “Thailand/Cambodia Series” where I’ll be breaking down my entire experience.


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