Well, we made it!
Neither of us have slept properly since leaving the UK so we’re both exhausted but otherwise good. So here’s a quick update…
The journey up to Heathrow was slow and torturous as the coach arrived late and there were barely any seats left when it got to Exeter, it’s last pick up.
Despite the coach, we arrived at Heathrow with plenty of time to spare – about 5 hours before we were due to depart – so we checked in and went through security smoothly before noticing a Strada restaurant which was a welcome relief from all the travelling so far.
The flight via Eva air was quite luxurious and there were lots of freebies including pillows, blankets, slippers and headphones. I managed to watch the new Superman film – Man of Steel during the flight and Jack watched World War Z – my film was better :p
Despite the luxury of the airline neither of us could get comfortable enough to fall asleep so we’re exhausted but it does mean we’ll sleep well tonight!
We landed in Bangkok slightly earlier than planned but it took over an hour to get through immigration and then collect our bags – simply because of how busy it was.
We had no problem spotting the I-to-I contact as we made our way to the exit and soon we were bombing down the motorway into central Bangkok.
This is where we’re staying during our induction week Sena Place
It’s a clean and comfortable room with air-con (it’s really humid and when we landed it was 95F!) and all of the induction week is based here with the other 58 interns.
Tonight we went to get some food and happened across this really nice looking restaurant/karaoke bar serving Thai food that had pictures of what the food looked like (real plus at the moment) so we had some kind of noodle platter with seafood that we both thought was octopus or squid with some spicy sauces and another platter of chicken wings and a large bottle of coke between us all for the price of £9.
Tomorrow we’ve got a welcome meeting where we’ll get to meet the staff and other interns proper.
I’ve not taken many photos yet but there’s free time built into all of the days except the two training days we have ahead of us so there’ll be plenty of time for photo updates as the week goes on.