For those of you who don’t know, over the past 20 hours I have been in route to Bangkok, Thailand. It’s been an exciting start to my trip already as I’m encountering new people, cultures, & food.
Tuesday afternoon I was ready to say my goodbyes and officially start my take off for Thailand! ✈️✌
My trip had barely even begun & I already had the awesome opportunity to meet & preach to some great people onboard my flight. When I reached my gate at O’Hare Airport I met up with the rest of the sisters I’m traveling with & to our surprise there was a deaf man sitting right across from us. His name is Jason. We were able to meet him & happily explain what the purpose for our travels are. It was so cool to meet a deaf person on the first day of our trip! I feel like it set the tone for the amazing sign language adventures that lay ahead for us. There’s no doubt that Jehovah blessed us with this opportunity.
Once I boarded the flight, I found myself seated next to an elderly woman named Donna. She informed me that she traveled to Thailand before and was curious what my friends & I would be doing there for an entire month. I got a chance to explain to her in great detail about Jehovah’s Witnesses and the voluntary worldwide preaching work we’re involved in. She was really impressed and asked a lot of questionsn! (How’s that for a great start to the service year? 😎)
13 hours in flight later…we arrived at Narita International Airport for our layover in Tokyo, Japan.
I spent my 3 hour layover observing just how different Japan is from any place I’ve ever visited. For instance, take a look at a Japanese style toilet.
After that confusion, I went to find something to eat & tried a fried vegetable soup with Japanese noodles. It was pretty good despite my struggle with the chopsticks.
6 hours in flight later…I found myself in Bangkok, Thailand! We exchanged our money into Thai Bahts, fumbled through getting a metered taxi for about an hour & finally managed to arrive at our hostel.
It has been an adventure already for myself and the others I’m traveling with. But we’re looking forward to exploring Thailand tomorrow.! 1 day down. 29 more to go. ✌️