We made it to Bangkok last night (Thursday) around 10pm. Over all our flights went well but we did have a 3 hour delay in Qatar (due to issue with plane). It was our first time flying on Qatar and was impressed. Nice planes and great service, also had some of the best food we’ve ever had on while flying. Even to help make up for our 3 hour delay, the airline purchase breakfast for everyone at one of the airport restaurants.
Our Plane in Qatar
Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar (built in 2014) was impressive. Its main structure is very modern and spacious and has one of the most efficient security checkpoint areas we’ve ever been through. Doha is the Capital city of Qatar.
Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar
Our first night in Bangkok was spent at the Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel (Novotel Bangkok). After we breezed through immigration we walked directing from the airport to the hotel, checked in and quickly went to bed. The worst part of coming to Thailand will always be the trip over – it just wreaks so much havoc to your body. Cramped seating conditions and lack of sleep over a span of 20-30 hours will never be fun no matter how you spin it.
But after getting a good night’s rest we were up and at ’em the next morning with breakfast at the hotel and another quick check-in for our flight (on Thai Smile Airlines) to Chiang Rai. We had another great flight and arrival at Chiang Rai around Noon time.
We were greeted by Steve, owner of Lanna Thai Villa Home Stay in Chiang Rai. Lanna Thai Villa is located in the Thoeng District of Northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province and would be a place somewhat like a “Bed & Breakfast” except all the meals are provided. I plan to cover more about this place (and its owners) in a later post.