01.11.2017 - 01.11.2017
Well today could have ended up pretty bad!! I woke up early because I wanted to made sure I had time to meet up with some guys in my hostel who were also headed to the airport this morning so we could split a cab. I thoughtttt I had a flight to Bangkok this afternoon followed by my flight home tomorrow morning. With this in mind, I had already booked a hostel in Bangkok for tomorrow night as well as packed my bag in a half-ass manner since I figured I would take it all out and repack tomorrow. However, for some reason as I was sitting and waiting on the couch, I decided to look at my flight confirmation for my flight home and it suddenly hit me that I had made a big mistake; my flight tomorrow was a 1am NOT 1 pm! AKA I was pretty much starting my travels right now to go home! I forget that they used 24-hour time on flights and saw 1:00 and just assumed it meant 1:00pm. My bad! I was totally not mentally prepared to leave and was completely thrown for a loop by this but was extremely glad I caught it and didn’t miss my flight!
I rushed to change and repack a bit before getting a cab with some American guys to the airport. I waited around in the airport for a bit (I was early) before my quick 1 hr flight to Bangkok. I then took the free shuttle from DMK to BKK airport (the domestic to international airports in Bangkok, respectively), getting to BKK around 5pm. My flight wasn’t until 1am so I had a LOT of time to kill. I watched some movies, ate, bought some snacks, etc. I was pretty damn exhausted by the time it was time to check in for my flight and board. I had a 5 hour flight to Beijing and thankfully I slept pretty much the whole time. I then had my layover in Beijing for a few hours, still completely exhausted, before getting on my flight to the USA! Luckily it was a pretty empty flight and I ended up in a row with no one in the middle! This was awesome as it gave me more space to spread out and sleep. Luckily I pretty much slept the entire ride.
It’s crazy to think that my time in Asia was over and I was heading home! This trip was even more than I imagined it to be, I met lots of amazing people along the way and experienced things I never thought I would. It went by so fast and so slow at the same time. Can’t wait to start planning my next trip!!
Distance: 5.3 miles