I was actually rostered this flight to Thailand rather than pulled from standby, so that was a nice change! We departed Dubai at 3:40am and it was 6 hours 30 minutes over to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Landing at 1:30pm, we made our way over to the hotel and I arranged to meet one of the girls from business in a couple of hours after a power nap and my favourite dishes from the hotel. Prawn wonton noodle soup and mango sticky rice.
Except when I went downstairs to meet her, she text me to say she was gonna be 2 hours late as she was stuck at an appointment so she didn’t think there was much point in us going out. Feeling a little disheartened, I wondered what else I could do and went upstairs to grab my headphones so I could go to the spa and get my nails done. But by the time I got downstairs, Via had text me again to say she’d actually be back in 45 minutes. So I went for a coffee and when I met her in the lobby we bumped into Pedro, one of the boys from Business Class, and we jumped in a cab and headed to the Khao San Road.
The Khao San Road (for those of you who aren’t familiar with it) is the main “strip” in Bangkok and a popular spot with backpackers due to its close proximity with many hostels. Over the years it’s built up a reputation for cheap food and drinks, wild nightlife and home to an array of alternative Thai shows. I’d been wanting to visit the Khao San Road for a while and as the timings for this were good for a night out, we made the most of our time here.
We started out with pineapple fried rice and beers at one end of the strip and worked our way down to the other end where it resulted in buckets of drinks and deep fried scorpions. An interesting and eventful evening to say the least.
Not sure if scorpion is a delicacy I’ll get used to…
After a night cap en route home, when I got back to the hotel I ordered some room service (I’m unsure why I was so hungry, but I genuinely tried every single Thai dish this evening haha) and then went to sleep for a lovely 12 hours before my wake up call after not having slept the night before.
Yes that is more mango sticky rice, I think I need help.
Before I knew it, we were heading back to Dubai landing at 7pm local time. Makes a nice change from the usual late night landings. As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: