Friday, October 31, 2014

Greetings from Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand!!

I made it here! After 23 hours (more like 24 as the last flight was late) of travelling, 2 connecting flights and an hour in the immigration I made it to Thailand!! :D Okay, I made it here yesterday evening but only used Facebook and skyped with daddy after visiting my internship place to hear that my job starts on 3rd of November (Monday) and got some tips from the two Finnish girls that were sitting in the reception :) Oh and went shopping for something to eat or drink. Mum made me swear that I won't return as a fat ass but after seeing all the Japanese and Asian sweets and drinks I might break that promise unless I start training like HELL!

8am, Patong beach. View from my balcony.


could see only the lights last night :D
And here's a small story of my flights that I sent to my 2 friends:
Helsinki-Vantaa was weird, I didn't cry even though I said bye to my parents.. It was just full of waiting in line and I got sushi!! :DD

Finnair flight Helsinki-London was okay, I sat in 10C? Rather front and on an aisle seat (had to get out FAST) BUT the guy who sat in the middle hogged ALL the space -__- It was a little late and the salad they offered was horrible

Heathrow is BIG! Never been there before and I was practically running around not knowing what to do! Got to the connecting area just to hear that a Hong Kong flight by Cathay Pacific was cancelled. Cried a LOT while waiting to check myself in and to my luck it was the earlier flight that had been fully booked and that MY flight was actually still leaving, me and my luggage with it! SO, I had like 2 hours time there, I went to get a bottle of water, some sweets and more sushi :) Oh and I met Finns before taking off, they were supposed to be on the first flight but were transferred to mine, they were going to Phuket, Manila and Australia. They flew there with the same Finnair flight :)


Cathay's flight was HELL. Seriously, actual hell. I had window seat and next to me sat an adorable Japanese grandmother. She spoke lousy English and I spoke a little bit of Japanese. She showed me pictures of her grandchildren and own children and talked quite a lot, of which I maybe understood one tenth.. The plane was HUGE!! and they had a posh class between first and economy! I WILL FLIGHT ON FIRST CLASS ONE OF THESE DAYS!!! So, my tv broke half way through (flight was (Finnish time) 8pm-8am) and the plane was darkened until 2 hours before landing. I slept for maybe an hour so you can just imagine my hell... But Russia was amazingly lighted up during the night, ESPECIALLY MOSCOW!! It was AMAZING!! Everything hurt and felt as if I was totally swollen after the flight.. The serving was okay, food wasn't that great. For dinner I got some rice, chicken with mushrooms, bean salad, ice cream and a bread. And on breakfast it was scrambled eggs, sausage and such, fruit salad and a bread..

The landing was amazing! I REALLY want to go to Hong Kong!! It's SURROUNDED by these HIGH hills/mountains and it looked AMAZING!! I still had same clothes I had had when I left Finland (jobbing pants, long sleeved shirt for autumn/winter) and surprise, surprise it was cloudy but already +29!!! Had a short stop and connection in there with 2 Finnish men around my dad's age.

In the last flight (45mins late) I sat in the same row with these Finnish men and had fun :) Many drinks (nothing alcoholic yet), actual food (and this flight was only 3 hours!!) I chose some Chinese thing: melon salad, Chinese dumplings and their "lihapiirakka" (a type of meat bread/pie with meat in it). Landing was AMAZING!! Sun was setting and I saw the paradise from the window. Google Phuket and those pictures are pretty much what I saw from the air :) It was amazing!!

Then 1 hour lining for the immigration (I have visa until Jan 27th, then have to go get a new one) and to my friends' taxi that took me to my apartment first (the taxi driver didn't know ANYTHING). He made calls and after and hour of driving I arrived and got my room.


Took my stuff to my 6th floor apartment, changed clothes and walked 500m to my job to ask for the shifts and met 2 other interns They told me some tips and I went to 7/11 to buy somethings just to realize I had forgotten toilet paper when I got back :D And I have no trashbin or bags! Need to go hunting for those!! And it's only like 9am and stores open around 11am (the BIG stores) and are open until 10pm!!

And last evening I also nearly stepped on two cicadas (or cockroaches, don't know which ones those were) and bought everything but water that I went shopping for..

Slept for 8 hours turning air conditioning on and off (too hot when it's off, too cold when it's on - it's still rainy season in here with degrees over +30C so it's hot and humid as hell :D) and woke up for the first time around 4.30am (time difference to Finland is +5 hours during winter, +4 during summer) thanks to a frigging rooster that is still making noise after 9am. D:

But need to go and look for a breakfast and toilet paper :D

~Lily

6 comments:

  1. Kuulostaa aikamoiselta seikkailulta :D Mut hei kivaa, että pääsit perille ehjin nahoin! Tulee mielenkiintoista lukee sun seuraavista seikkailuista siellä :)

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    1. Joo, se oli aika seikkailua :D onneks nyt on sentään kämppä jonne voi mennä piiloon tai suihkuun kun tarvii päästä pois kaikkien luota :D
      Ja seikkailua on jo kunnolla tältäki päivältä.. Sen verran jännää :D Kaikki vaa luulee saatanan venäläiseks joita täällä on vaikka kuinka (ja joista ei OIKEE pidetä.....). Jos hiukset vaalenis kunnolla ja ne luulis mua ees ruotsalaiseks niin helpottais ;;__;;

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  2. Cool :) Glad that you arrived safely in Thailand.. Enjoy..and have a great time there :)

    Your package has just arrived :) Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! So far it has been great as all the other interns (there's 5 of us right now) are AMAZING! :D Two unfortunately leave in 2 weeks time and third in the end of next month :( But at least I have some company until the end of December :D

      You're welcome! :)

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    2. That's cool that you've been having a great time so far :)
      Pity that some of those other interns leave soon though.

      I just wanted to write you an e-mail, but I can't find your e-mail on here anymore...only the contact box...did blogspot change ..or did you change it?

      And thanks a lot for the things you sent :) Now I have lots of Moomin tea :) And I just love that lakritsi you sent :)

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    3. Yeah, it's a pity but at least my favourite of all of the interns is staying until the end of December and does some small shifts in the end of January :) AND there might be some other interns coming when they leave whom I have to help :D

      Oh sorry! I just deleted the email thingy today as I haven't received any mail via blog so I though it was useless! Here it is: lilylilkay@gmail.com :)

      Aww<3 No problem! Happy you liked those :D Have been saving up the Tove Jansson envelope and Little My paper since January :3

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