Star Date 291116 I’m currently sitting down in the depature lounge at Boston Airport, I can tell you one thing I now understand TSA jokes a lot more. I also understand why the American imigration system gets so much guff. 50 questions to collect my bag and I’m not even stopping in the country I’m mearly passing through to the land of great Canada! I had to explain how the Visa worked and that I don’t have a job lined up I’m spending christmas on holiday jeez. Anyway after 15 minutes of that I had to collect my bag carry it down the
corridor and check it back in (what a system…) I mean when I went to Thailand I went via Doha no issues no bag checking no passport no security bliss. But now i’m currenlty sat in a lounge waiting around for 3 hours tried to buy some water they don’t accept my
homeland money so I had a walk around debating whether or not to ask a stranger to convert GBP to USD but I have yet to ask time shall tell I suppose. Time has passed and I report I haven’t asked anybody to exchange money. I decided to go to Dunkin Doughnut to grab a coffee, I ask if they accept GBP they don’t do you accept Apple Pay? yes great went to pay *Card Declined* fuck I decide to try and just use plastic and she said just swipe here, (blank look) “swipe?” I swipe my card transaction successful I was both super confused and very concerned swipe not insert no contactless man the UK has ruined me. However super cheap coffee $1.19 for a small latte wow pretty nice coffee I might add.
Currently sat in the departure lounge again waiting for my flight only 20 minutes to boarding hurray! they called my name for a check of paperwork call of the tannoy “Cierra Stokes” sounded like sierra I went up and said Hi Ciarán Stokes, the guy seemed very confused saying that people back home can’t pronounce my name so I’m buggered here oh well just call me Orange Thunder! Boarding time had finally arrived walked down the shute to the plane and it’s a propeller plane. I was both super excited and super nervous as I had never flown in a propeller aircraft so we taxi to the runway pretty smooth but at take off it felt like the whole plane was going to shake itself to pieces however when we reached cruising alititude it was pretty smooth until drinks where being served (turbulance alawys hits when food/drinks are being served) So there I’am grasping my drink so it doesn’t go anywhere but after that spat all was fine came to leaving the plane I sneezed and 4 people said bless you and that’s when I knew I had arrived in Canada.
I’m currenty 2 hour away from landing in Boston USA and decided to continue working on an old web project I had started over a year ago when I wanted to travel and see the world after coming back from South East Asia. my basic HTML and CSS are slowly coming back to me but it’s starting to make sense (thank god) so after findig this HTML file I picked up where I left off and thought I should satrt from the begining of how I’ve ended up on this flight. Ignore all HTML & CSS comments I moved to Blogspot because I’m lazy sue me…
It all started off on Star Date 111215 in a hotel in central Bangkok I had just arrived to my room to find what at the time was just a voice coming from the bathroom, I lay down on the bed and my first words where “I’m Shattered” and at that moment I realised my roomate wasn’t from the UK his reaction will always stick with me the look of confusion on his face will always stick with me. He responds with “Shattered?” I respond “you know Knackered”, once again I was greeted with this look of confusion I correct myself and say “you know tired”. FINALLY he understood and at that moment I knew that we would become very good friends I can tell you one thing I was not wrong!
Over the next 10 days I had single handedly the greatest time of my life and knew that I was finally happy with myself and what I had accomplished after spending time up in Chang Mai and living with the local in the forests to rafting down the river for an ungodly amount of time and with a palm full of blisters, Nothing a beer could resolve and I can say one thing within those 10 days I had drunk more beer than I have in my entire life. Alas all good things must come to an end mine and Kyles trip together had come to an end and we went our sperate ways I headed south towards Malaysia and Singapore whilst Kyle explore Thailand just a little more. We exchanged contact details and have stayed in contact ever since. (I will write about my South East Asia trip in another chapter)
After arriving back in the UK in January I was informed that Kyle would be visiting London for a few days my eyes lit up with excitement (It’s like guylove from Scrubs) We all met in London for the weeked we had good food and good beer there is a story about Guinness that can have a whole chapter… It was nearing the end of our meetup and Kyle pops the question (not marriage) would you like to come to Canada. My heart both felt full and felt empty it’s a big thing to respond to so as a sensible young adult I slept on it and after seeing what my options where I agreed. It didn’t seem real, something seemed off but looking back now with 1 hour away from landing in Boston it still doesn’t feel real I can’t beleive I’ve left my job my family behind I knew this day would come eventually but I still can’t belive it and I hope that this feeling never goes but it will it will sink in sometime soon. maybe on Star Date 251216 2nd christmas away from home maybe I can spend this on outside of a Hospital (another chapter right there) And that’s how ended up moving to Canada.
Well here we go starting a blog created and hosted by yours truely… Please do ignore any bad formating and please for the love of any future reader ignore grammar and spelling just enjoy the words, I’m new ok! I digress this is a way for me to share my experinces in a new and fun way not via social networks and not by likes and hearts a way to just say what needs to be said and on that cheery note let’s begin with Chapter 1 – In The Begining