RPTE 1: More than twenty four hours later...

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Days 1-3: Travel and Bangkok

My travels started on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30am when I left my house for my 11am flight. Now it's Saturday, December 5, 1:53am Bangkok time which is about 10:56am Friday, California time.

Some highlights of my trip: - Watching tons of movies. On Air Nippon Airways (ANA) you get your own personal screen and remote control which can be used to play games, watch tv shows and movies, and listen to music. Choosing when you want to watch the movie was golden (as opposed to other airlines where you have to schedule your naps strategically to watch the scheduled movies that you want). So I watched 5 movies on my first flight (11 hours) and two movies on my second flight (7 hours). Julie & Julia. Time Traveler's Wife. 500 Days of Summer. Funny People. Coco Before Chanel. Shawshank Redemption. Lake House. - The flight attendants kept speaking to me in Japanese. These attendants were also very cute with smart uniforms with matching accessories which included silk scarves and aprons. Uber cute. - The food was delicious, but I was disappointed there wasn't any Japanese curry (which is my fave). - Although they did not have my tasty green apple juice, they did have some tasty apple juice. It tasted like real apples and had just the right amount of sweetness, which brought to my attention how sugary and processed American apple juice tastes. - The mixed rice cracker snacks they passed out on the plane were delightful - A little old grandpa sat next to me on my flight from Tokyo to Bangkok. He was wonderful. He gave me his blanket. He took my garbage and tray for me when I was done. He even helped me fill out my customs forms in Thailand. He also did not speak a word of English. I love little old people. <3

So now I'm in my wonderful suite... relaxing in a robe. But here are some pictures from the past two/three days.

My view from the plane

Bangkok Airport

My suite...<3

Good night, everyone! I'm off to sleep in my sweet suite!

Ninja Style

I will be leaving for Bangkok in THREE DAYS!!! I will be going on The Raddest Photo Trip EVER with Bobby Earle. The trip starts Tuesday, December 8, but I'll be arriving on Friday to explore Bangkok! My flight to Bangkok has a layover in Narita, Japan, where I'll actually meet up with a couple that's also on my early flight to Bangkok. I originally booked my hostel about three months ago, but being a scaredy cat, I decided to splurge on a hotel in order to stay with the couple.

Here's when I got all Ninja Style!

The man of the couple decided to stay at LUXX hotel because another girl was staying at the Old Bangkok Inn and the LUXX is close to it, but cheaper. I made a reservation through the hotel.... but then the hotel emailed me to tell me they were completely booked. Poop! I looked around to see if there were any other hotels in the area, but none as cute, cheap or safe. Remembering that sometimes hotels reserve rooms for third party sites (and therefore thinks it's completely booked even though the third party hasn't actually sold the rooms yet) I searched my trusty Kayak optimistically. Thankfully, I found two available rooms. I booked a room at the LUXX for about ten dollars cheaper than on the hotel website. Woot.