That’s right … I’m doing just what it says on the tin lol
At this time in two days (Saturday 23rd February 2013) I shall be sitting on a train zooming (we hope) down to London with my Dad … with your Dad you might ask, how old are you then, a kid? Well I’m preeeeetty sure most, if not all lol, of my friends will say I’ve never grown up … who wants to??? I am technically an adult and during the trip there is some debate over who is looking after who.
It’s only my second trip of this distance, last time was only for a week, I travelled with my husband and son, we stayed with my Dad, did no additional travelling and it was fifteen years ago. For those reasons my Dad says he’ll be looking after me (financially he truly is, I am a very very very very lucky, aka spoilt, person!) however my Mum reckons I’ll be looking after him even though he has travelled extensively both for work and pleasure. Just because he’ll be 70 this year … I mean it was only last year he went camping in Scotland so early they had snow! He does have a tendency to tune things out when they get noisy (hearing aids) but is that just when he doesn’t want to listen lol
Oh, where am I going? THAILAND!!!!!!!!
Ahem, me, excited? Noooooo, whatever gave you that idea *giggles madly* cos it’s not just a holiday of a lifetime with my Dad … Mrs Luckyluck, my friend who lives out there, is joining me. Yeah!
Now I have no idea if I’ll be able to blog from my phone, I will try, but even if I can’t I shall be sharing when I get back … I might take a picture or three, okay I have bought a new 16GB memory card which means my digital camera now has three (16GM, 8GM & 64MB) all of which I am taking. I’ve even got a decent sized memory card in my phone so I will be able to take photo’s with that which there is the vague chance I’ll be able to upload while on holiday … if I can access my blog, it’s only a clever phone, not a smart one As for where in Thailand, we’re starting in Bangkok where a fab friend is meeting us, after a couple of days there we split up. Dad goes off birding while Mrs Luckyluck and I go up to Chiang Mai … on an overnight train where they change the seats into proper beds with mattresses & curtains & everything This site, Seat61, has been brill for planning and has a video clip of them changing them! Dad will meet us up there, Mrs Luckyluck heads back to her part of Thailand on the Sunday and we stay in Chiang Mia for a day or so. The next bit isn’t booked yet, we’re leaving it open to change BUT lol what we’re going to do is night train to Ayuthaya, spend the day there and stay over catching an early-ish local train the following morning to head back to Bangkok. We definitely plan to be back in Bangkok Wednesday, just to give us a buffer and a day to chill on Friday before catching the plane back home … our return flight takes off fifteen minutes past midnight. Aren’t planes magical … it will take 18 hours & 20 minutes to fly there but only 6 hours & 5 minutes to fly back! I know it’s down to the time difference but I think the flight there might well feel that long lol
- The flight distance is 5947 miles, or 9571 km.
- The timezone of the departure airport is UTC+0 , and the timezone of the arrival airport is UTC+7 . Current time at the point of departure is 11:39am, and 6:39pm at the point of arrival. There is a 7 hour time difference between the airports.
- For direct flights, the flight time varies between 10:35 and 11:35.
If I don’t get online … see you when I get back