02/04/2007 - 04/04/2007 20 °C
Now that was a LONG flight! It dawned on me when I sat down on the Qantas plane to Bankok that it was going to take quite a while... 10 hours infact! I had semi-planned ahead by bringing Harry Potter [i'm sooo cool!] 6 with me but as soon as the entertainment was switched on... poor old Harry P. didnt get a lookin [to tell you the truth he never made it out of the bag, lol!]. I was also looking forward to a good chin wag with some random knowledgable and riviting individual... but just my luck, I ended up with an old fogy whose snore was louder than the plane's engines.
Bangkok... had one hour to amuse myself. They have a wonderful new airport made of glass, but glass + sun + no aircon = greenhouse. So I went hunting for a thirst quenching beverage. After failing miserably to use both my Solo and Amex cards, I thought changing some pounds into some Bangkokian currency would be a doddle, no. Just so you know for the future: If you want to change GB Pounds to Thai money you have to change atleast £5, and if you want to use a card £75. As I had neither of these I had to resort to changing Australian $ into Thai stuff... this worked a treat, I had my very own 415 Thai moneys! The Coca-cola I purchased was about 100, so I now have quite alot of souvenir notes!
Hopped back onto the plane for another 9 hours, this time next to a lovely Danish lady who was heading up to Darwin to travel for a month and then going back down to Syndey to work as a nanny for 3 months. After a chat and a film I forced myself to sleep to try to beat the dreaded jet lag, and if I may say so myself I did a rather good job [untill 7pm yesterday when I totally crashed infront of the TV].
Curry, Maraline and Charlotte had very kindly come to Sydney arrivals to meet me! Absolutely lovely people [well, Murray and Caroline are... Charlotte's a nasty piece of work]. Murray then drove us all to the Terrace!