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Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

Day 1

First day of our Thailand trip and we just landed in Bangkok. We have been planning this trip since we were in school last year so it’s great to finally get here! I’d like to say it was a fast flight and we got out of the airport without any problems but then I would be lying! The airport was very crowded and hot when we got off the plane and getting our backpacks took a lot longer than we would’ve liked. Friends of ours that have been to Thailand say that the Thai people are very friendly but unfortunately I don’t think any of the people they met work at the airport. When we went through security we gave them our Canadian passports and the travel visas they gave us on the plane and I smiled at the guy because obviously I’m excited to be here. He gave me a very stern look back so I guess he wasn’t as excited to see us. We are staying at the Royal President Hotel and we booked a car through the hotel to pick us up. When we landed there was a guy with a sign that had our names on it so that was nice. We thought it would be best not to try and take a taxi until we figured out what we were doing and got over a bit of the culture shock. Once we got settled in our rooms we took a walk down to the Siam Commercial bank by the Robinson Department store to take out some money and exchange our Canadian dollars to Thai Baht. Bangkok is such a busy place but we managed to find a good spot to get some food and drinks and then headed back to the hotel. Big day tomorrow!
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