Well, after 28+ hours of travel, I made it to Thailand! I left Boise around 6:30am on Friday, May 18 and arrived in Chiang Mai around 10:30pm on Saturday, May 19. Thankfully all of my flights were on time and overall, had a very smooth travel experience! I have always enjoyed visiting new airports and was very excited to see the Incheon-Seoul airport on my connection.
I had just arrived from a 12+ hour flight from Seattle, so I was ready to stretch my legs and find something to eat. While I’m grateful for the meals on plane, I was ready for a substantial dinner and to try some Korean noodles. This meal was so delicious! The beef and broth was so good, I already can’t wait to try more when I have my layover there on the way back home next month.
Once I arrived in Chiang Mai, I had to wait about 45 minutes in line to go through passport control. This process was very simple once I was at the desk. I just handed over my passport, they verified my visa was valid, and I was on my way! I hopped in a taxi and headed to my hotel for the night. I was very ready to get a good night’s sleep after being awake for so long!
My hotel in Chiang Mai for the first night was beautiful! When I arrived, they had me remove my shoes and exchange them for the night with their special hotel sandals. I have noticed this is very common to remove your shoes in hotels, restaurants, sometimes to be replaced with specific shoes they provide, or to just be barefoot.
I wish I had had more time to experience all that the hotel had to offer, but off to Phuket/Koh Yao Yai I went for a couple of days of relaxation before school begins on Thursday!