Ni hao from Guangzhou, y’all! Well more like ni hao from the flight to GZ, but by the time I hit ‘Publish’, I’ll be there. Given my journey consisted of a 4-hour fight to Bangkok, a 5-hour transit and then another 3-hour flight to GZ, I expected to be losing my mind by the end of it all. Fortuntately that’s been far from the case. This was my first time transitting in the Bangkok airport and it was rather pleasant..at least as pleasant as can be. I’m heavily caffeinated & all snoozed out so to kill time on board, I thought I’d share some Thailand transit takeaways:
- Free Wi-Fi for 2 hours sure beats the mere 30 minutes that Dubai’s airport offers.
- There’s a reason why Thai massages are spoken so highly about…and fortunately they are really well-priced at the airport: 30 bucks for a 1-hour shoulder & foot massage.
- The Bangkok airport has your back where cardio is concerned- I’ve never walked so much in any airport to find food.
- Fortunately there is a Starbucks, even it took us about 45 minutes to walk there. I love trying local coffeeshops/restaurants but when it comes to that first cup of coffee, consistency is key.
- Screw Whole Foods, the Bangkok airport is where it’s at for buying fun snacks: I picked up some snack packets of Tom Yum & salted flavoured toasted edamame along with Green Curry flavoured rice cakes.
- Lindt is crazily overpriced: a 200g box costs almost $30!
- The airport is fahhhh-reezing!
- Pad Thai is officially the breakfast of champions. There are only 2 instances when I could noodles & shrimp for breakfast i.e. when I’m drunk (or hungover) or while travelling & timings mean nothing. And hey, it would be a bit ridic to step foot in Thailand without ordering one of my all-time favourite dishes!
On a completely different note, it’s totally all about airlines which build in phone chargers on each seat- lifesaver!
What’s your favourite airport? London Heathrow #nobrainer
What’s your favourite Thai dish?