First of all, sorry. The whole weekly thing didn’t quite happen from my last post but now that I’m settled into my 30 day home, I can finally share my first week’s experiences (in snippets since there’s a lot)
My last week in the states: filled with friends and family…Moving on
9.24.14 2:30am-wake up… go back to bed 2:45 same 3:30.. eh why not just wake up. I got things ready and slightly reflected. Regardless I still felt very tired and nodded off every now and then. 4:30a came along where I got picked up to go to breakfast with my mom and Gordon. I couldn’t eat my chocolate chip pancakes. I felt like I was about to puke.
At San Diego airport: Emotions and feels. Really I kept myself together compared to how much I wanted to explode. “If your goals don’t scare you they’re not big enough” kept floating in my head to calm me down. After going through security I went to the restroom cried and went out as if nothing happened (yes I’m being very real with you all). Found my gate and sat down to open my box from my lovelies: Aly and Idalia At San Francisco Airport: Met 5 of my co- ETA’s (Amy, Polly, Kayla, Danielle & Crystal) Scheduled to leave at 11:25am. That didn’t happen so much. Why? 12pm-2pm: lavatories weren’t working // 2pm: decision to switch planes // 5pm: Board new plane // 5:15pm: crew change // 5:35pm: EMT’s need to come help // 6:00pm: another crew change // 6:40pm Drunk guy gets arrested All I can say is don’t fly with United, even if two of the incidents weren’t their fault
My face throughout the 8 hour delay:
At Japan Airport (Some how 10p of the 25th of September): United airlines fixed up all the connecting flights for people who lost them because of the 8 hour delay. They also had accommodations for us at a nearby hotel with free dinner and breakfast.
9.26.15: Arriving to Bangkok- Finally after what seemed like forever we made it to beautiful Thailand. It felt so good to finally arrive. We met our P’s (elders in Thailand) and hopped on a van that would lead us to the other ETA’s we knew nothing about.
Yes that is the divers seat on the other side. When looking both way it’s not left right left, it’s right, left, right.
My View After we got to meet people for a bit and eat dinner, now there were 21 of us!
9/27/15: Tourist About 10 of us decided we wanted to go to the temples and get shown around by Daniel’s Thai friend Chatcha. She was great. We went to Siam Center, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, got a Thai Massage, and this little river front type thing, and finally Khao San Road.
9/28-10/1: Orientation So now we have been in rooms and workshops from 9am- 4pm getting to know old ETA’s and what we are about to go into. We go out at night and even “Turned up on a Tuesday,” …Literally.
All week 1 right there… 🙂 Can’t wait to see what else Thailand has up it’s sleeve.
Talk soon, Elaine ❤