Arriving (Barely) in Osaka, Next stop Bangkok!
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April 5th, 2008 – by: WRBoyd
So the first stop (which nearly became the only) en route to Bangkok (BKK) was in Osaka.Now, This was Jeremy's first time on a plane, and my first trip over an ocean, So needless to say there were enough nerves between the two of us even before take-off. Landing proved to be the scary part.
Here we are, up in the air, circling around the airport, for a good hour, with no explanation of why. Now, thats not so bad, until you consider that as we were looking out of the windows, we could see emergency vehicles with sirens flashing lining up along a runway. After what seemed like forever, the Captain came on the speakers, and explained that during take-off from Vancouver, we lost tread on 5 of our tires! And although he didnt see it as a serious threat, the emergency vehicles were just a precaution and that we would be touching down in about ten minutes.
The first stop was Starbucks, I worked at one until days before my trip, so to calm my nerves, I needed espresso, (Weird, I know) I think its just the feeling of familiarity. At the very least, Starbucks can be counted on for that, which they were a couple times during my trip when I was feeling homesick.
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