Thailand / travel

Flight 1… Doha

I’d forgotten how much I love aeroplane food. The soggy chips and chicken (supposedly) accompanied by mashed potato drowned in its own condensation somehow magically seems to dispose of the worries and stresses of customs. It’s so horrific that it makes a Pot Noodle seem like a roast dinner in comparison. It’s disgusting.. and I love it.

The flight was surprisingly pleasant. I managed to sleep through most of it which I wasn’t expecting and the couple of hours I was awake for passed relatively quickly. In that time I was fed three meals which was fantastic and I had unlimited drinks so, naturally, I was bursting for the toilet right from the start. Most annoyingly, however, I happened to be sat between two Arab gentlemen who conveniently chose to sleep through the entire flight, pinning me to my seat. Ah well.

Don’t buy things from Doha. It’s expensive. Very expensive. Even the newsagents are extortionately priced, selling 1 litre bottles of water for £12… I think I’d rather dehydrate. They also don’t like it when I browse items I clearly can’t afford – giving me dirty looks as I gaze at watches in my opulent attire of dirty jeans and top which is far too small for me.

On the other hand, the food smells delicious. I’ve been sat outside a curry bar-type restaurant and the aromas it has been emitting has convinced me of where I’m going to eat this evening.

Presently, It is 21:30. I’m scheduled to check in at around 23:30 and board at 01:20, so hopefully, after I have eaten and amused myself with my sticker book (yes I’m aware it’s designed for children but I like it) I won’t have much longer to wait. Then just seven or so more hours before I can finally step outside in Thailand and the adventure really begins…

I don’t have any WiFi at the moment so this probably won’t get published until I arrive, by which point I imagine I will be preparing another blog post as well so keep your eye out for it. Furthermore if you have any suggestions as to what you would like me to write about specifically in these blogs then don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Oh, and the plane wasn’t a double-decker. Bitterly disappointed.



Steven Booth
3rd February 2019 at 1:02 pm

Great first post Jack, we are all looking forward to hearing more from your adventure – when you’ve got time to update anyway.

8th February 2019 at 5:35 pm

Unlimited drinks lead to you bursting between Arabs, followed by water so expensive you’d rather dehydrate! Now that can’t be good for you, Jack. Shame about the double-decker.

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