Bangkok, THAILAND: My First Operational Flight!

thaMy first ever operational flight is a multi sector flight from Dubai to Bangkok, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and back. I was very nervous because I will be flying officially as an operating crew with an assigned door for the first time. I also need to answer the safe talk which everyone dreads about.

I have been to Bangkok around five years ago and I am glad that I had the chance to visit this exotic city again.

Flying to Bangkok from Dubai takes six hours and the flight was full. It was a very busy one. When we landed and as the plane parked, I saw the rain drops dripping on the passenger’s plane window and I felt this rush of excitement because I haven’t seen the rain for months now. The weather was cloudy, nice and warm.


My home for three days in Bangkok.

The hotel is nicely situated in the city centre. There is a shopping mall, lot of taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, and markets around the vicinity.


Say hi to my two colleagues from Poland, Patrycja and Ewelina!

We were all starving so we decided to go to the famous Khaosan Road in central Bangkok with a tuk-tuk.

“…Khaosan translates as ‘milled rice’, a reminder that in former times the street was a major Bangkok rice market. In the last 20 years, however, Khaosan Road has developed into a world famous “backpacker ghetto”. It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from “mattress in a box” style hotels to reasonably priced 3-star hotels. In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road, Susan Orlean called it “the place to disappear”. It is also a base of travel: coaches leave daily for all major tourist destinations in Thailand, from Chiang Mai in the north to Ko Pha Ngan in the south, and there are many relatively inexpensive travel agents who can arrange visas and transportation to the neighbouring countries of Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Vietnam.” – source:

Thailand is also popular for its exotic food which includes bugs! We actually tried eating the scorpion. It was crunchy but extremely disgusting. Despite being tasteless, you will feel this disgusting sensation all over your body and I would never do this again.

…and here comes the street foods! We ate everything what we saw along this busy and vibrant street. Southeast Asia is just the street food haven for all travellers for it is very nice and cheap! But I advise you to take care of your tummy from food poisoning using your own judgment.

To finish the day, we sat on a nice al fresco bar and had some cold beer!

ICHIRO | 勝利を目指して高く飛べ!✈︎


About Ryu Namiki | 並木竜一郎

A 29-year old flight attendant all the way from Japan and now living in the United Arab Emirates. Flying for two years for one of the world's best airlines and is still enjoying a "chicken or beef" and "prepare all doors and cross-check" kind of life!
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