January 16, 2012
It's so far to get here (19 hours travel time and still counting). But we are safely in Thailand.
Let's see...we had a 1.5 hour flight to Dalian, where we got off the plane while it was cleaned, picked up some more passengers, and continued. Then a 3.5 hour flight to Guangzhou. Note to self, there is no food once you pass security in Guangzhou. We regretted passing up McDonald's once we got inside to wait for our flight. Instead we settled for the cheapest bowl of pork noodle soup (78 RMB) and split it between the four of us. Then the third flight of the day 2.5 hours to Bangkok (after about an hour delay waiting on the plane for the cargo to be loaded). And now, we're resting in our hotel room until we get taken back to the airport to continue the journey to Chiang Mai. We should be in Chiang Mai by this evening settling into our apartment.