After a long, but pleasant flight, Ihave finally arrived in Thailand. My group and I had a layover in Zürich, Switzerland before our flight to Bangkok. We decided to head into the main station which was about 15 minutes away from the airport. However, it took us about two hours to work our way through the airport, do a quick currency exchange, and figure out how to buy a ticket for the train. The train station is completely efficient and clean, which is nothing like the subway in NYC. In Switzerland, we walked around and went to a local garden. We ran in to local activists who were supporting the women’s march in Switzerland calling for better pay and more women in leadership positons.
Finally, we headed back to the airport for our long flight to Bangkok. After 11 hours, we touched down and arrived in the “Kingdom of Thailand.” We did not do much today as we just settled in and explored in the local mall. We decided to have lunch here as well and realized we had a little bit to learn about customs and language. There were a few things we were not sure about such as how to ask for the bill, whether or not we should leave a tip, and how to ask for our food to be less spicy. One of the hardest things we experienced was the language barrier between our group and our waiter. Luckily, we had this experience, and prepared a bunch of questions to ask our language teacher who we will be seeing tomorrow!