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October 12th, 2007 – by: cotterb
- Denver to Seattle. This flight was about 3 hours long and
we had a two hour layover. Just enough time to have clam chowder
for lunch and talk to the waitress who happened to be from
- Seattle to Tokyo. This was the longest flight segment at 10
hours. I tried to sleep several time in an effort to avoid jet
lag when we got into town. I couldn't sleep at all
unfortunatly. I watched two of the movies and read a book.
Suprisingly I read almost the entire book.
- Tokyo to Bangkok. This flight was about 6 hours and at this
point I was so tired I napped on and off for the whole time. We
had a little more room on the plane but flying economy for
international flights is painful.
The Tokyo airport was an experience. It was steril and I felt that every item there had a specific reason for its location and that there was nothing out of place. The bathroom was interesting because there were several standing urinals, however the toilets came in three varities in each bathroom. A 'traditional' American toilet; an electronic toilet that I think would wash your buttocks after you were done, and finally a porcaline hole that you could squat over. Fortunatly I didn't use any of them.
Once we arrived in Bangkok our trip to the hotel was uneventful. We had planned for a ride to the airport so when we arrived there was a woman holding a sign with my name....weird. I hadn't had that happen before. She took us to a small car with a driver who was very nice. Our hotel was about 15 minutes from the airport and we got settled in at about 11:30 pm Bangkok time. There was enough time for us to have a few drinks, relax, and go to bed.
All in all the travel day took about 26 hours. That seems like a long time but it actually didn't feel like it was that long.
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