Emma Willard School in Thailand
Day One- Travel to Thailand
The overwhelming excitement in the Student Center spread to us all as we gathered our luggage together - ready to board the van and commence our Thailand journey! After a quick dinner, we set out on our adventure! A three hour ride to the city was just the beginning of our trip. We passed the time listening to music and talking about all the things we planned to do once we were in Thailand.
Finally, we arrived at the airport around nine - stirring with even more excitement. With the three hours we had before the flight, we bought much needed snacks and made calls home. At 11:45, we boarded our 15 hour flight to Hong Kong. We passed the time on the plane listening to music, picking movies to watch from the variety of available choices, or simply sleeping. We arrived in Hong Kong at 4:00 am local time (3:00 pm your time). There, we grabbed a quick breakfast and waited for our next flight. We finally took off for Thailand at 8:00 am local time and arrived by 11:00. YAY! We made it! We sang and danced our way off the plane and joyfully skipped to find our luggage and begin our wonderful journey in THAILAND!
However, first we had to go through immigration and customs. As we approached the line our spirits were high and nothing could stop us from having fun....until we realized that the line was never ending. 1 hour passed... 2 hours..and we still hadn't moved, but nothing could ruin our excitement! At the 2 1/2 hour mark we had to make some moves! We decided to line hop. Even though this may be unfair we had to get out of the populated airport and into the streets of Thailand. Finally, after 3 hours we made it past immigration.
The bus was filled with Ooos and Aaahs as we looked at all that Thailand had to offer! Making our way to the hotel, girls began to fight their heavy eyes as the long day of traveling hit them. We made a quick stop at the hotel to freshen up and headed right to dinner at a sky top restaurant. The food was delicious and the view was breathtaking, everything was perfect. After scarfing down our first meal in Thailand, we all sunk into food comas and we knew it was time to head back to the hotel.
Excited for some sleep we all went to bed early with great memories of our first day in Thailand, and our imagination running wild with thoughts of the next day at Tiger Temple!
Sammie and Lisa