Almost 6 years ago, our company gave me a privilege to travel to Bangkok, Thailand. They sent me to attend a training for one of our equipment in the laboratory.
I was so hesitant to go because I am not used to travelling alone and outside the country. I have so many fears and even told Daddy, that I will just let it pass and say no. He told me it's a big opportunity I must grab and just enjoy that 5-day trip.
It was my very first travel experience. My very first airplane ride. I told you I can easily get sick travelling and it was terrible before. I entered the NAIA Terminal too without any idea what to do inside. I just go with the flow, haha. I checked in and get the window seat, and passed to the immigration officers. I remember putting off my shoes too. And I was also wondering where my luggage goes, haha.
When I was already inside the airport, I felt really sad. I don't know why but tears fell from my eyes. I was not sure if it's because I will travel alone, I am afraid of riding the plane or I am not used to going far away from my comfort zone.
I have waited for 2, 3, 4 hours to finally board the plane. Yes, I have experienced the super delayed flight as well. I boarded the plane with blank mind and I only came to my senses when I am finally inside looking for my seat. Since I chose the seat near the window, I had a good view of the outside of the plane. I was still so nervous that time. So I listen very carefully to all the instructions from seat belts to all the safety precautions inside the plane.
When the plane take off, I felt like my stomach turn upside down. I think my heart beats 5 times faster than usual so I just close my eyes and pray so hard. When I open my eyes, this is it, I am up in the sky.
|Up in the sky =)|
Before my flight, I already contacted my cousin who is based in Bangkok. Fortunately, she can fetch me at the airport. From the airport we rode a taxi and go straight to The Montien Hotel where I was booked for 5 nights.
|The Montien Hotel BKK, Superior Room|
The room is good for two and it's on the 17th floor. Here's the view from up there.
|View from the 17th floor|
And here's what you can see at night. So many lights.
|Bangkok at night|
Like Manila, there are also traffic jams in Bangkok. Actually for me, Bangkok is like Manila minus all the temples.
I stayed in Bangkok for 5 days but I missed visiting many tourist spots in there. One, because I don't have a constant companion. Though my cousin is there, she don't have enough free time to show me around. Second, I don't plan the trip. If I only knew there's a advisor traveling portal then, I will have ideas about where to go in Bangkok. I should have maximize the time I stayed in Bangkok too.
Anyway, thanks to my cousin who accompanied me in doing some shopping and eating. Haha. That I won't ever forget to buy some pasalubongs (presents).
|Eating, shopping and riding the BTS|
|Having dinner with my beautiful cousin|
After 5 days, my training was finally completed.
|With Dr. Saunders, NIR Expert|
Hopefully, I can travel back to Bangkok with Daddy and Allan. Maybe after completing my travel destination list.