Wednesday morning, up very early and off to the airport. A quick check-in and soon we were established in the Qantas Lounge. Breakfast. From our table I had a view of the Observation Deck. Is there enough time? Sketch anyway. So here we have a quick and dirty sketch of it. I even had time to put the colour on except for the sky. Now here is a surprise. During the flight I asked the Qantas steward for a plastic or paper cup of water (so that I could wet the paper and slosh on the sky with a big brush.) He said in forty years of being a steward, nobody had ever asked him for painting water before. So I had two stewards standing in the aisle, looking over my left shoulder.
A long trip; ten and a half hours. We had lay-flat beds, but it was daytime. For heavens sake we wanted to sit up, so that we would sleep in our Bangkok Hotel that night. Without exception, all the other passengers pulled down their blinds, lay flat and went to sleep. Darkness, all day. Unfortunately we were seated in the middle section and didn’t have a window to let some light in. We passed over Borneo and also Vietnam. Didn’t see a thing.
Late afternoon, arrival in Bangkok. Huge airport, lots of walking. However the shuttle bus to the hotel was easy to find. More about the hotel later.