I spent recently nine days in Bangkok. During the next nine days I will provide you one view per day to this magnificent city.
This first post is actually two views about arrivals, both in the destination, and then closing the circle, when returning back to home.
First view: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport passport control
We spent more than two hours in the line waiting passport check at the early hours of the day. Our friends arrived the same day late afternoon and experienced the same. There was no visible reason for this.
I’ve gone through the border control in Bangkok several times, but had not faced this kind of situation earlier. I hope this was only temporary, or that it can be solved soon. Now the situation was unbearable, especially for the small children and elderly people.
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Last view: Arriving back in Helsinki
I have to admit, that the wet and foggy colorless view which greeted us at the Helsinki Airport after spending nine days in the sunny Bangkok was like arriving to North Korea. (I have not been there, but read Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea during the trip. That provided me the opportunity for this unfair comparison.)
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The weather in Finland gave a good reason to start the planning the next trip immediately.