Today is the first day of minor travel troubles. Due to the way airlines work, it was impossible for me to book a flight from Sydney to Chiang Mai with one airline and still have money for food. So, I booked one ticket to Bangkok and another to Chiang Mai, assuming that I could easily make this transfer. I didn’t count on my airplane breaking. After years around airplanes, I should have known better.
After boarding the plane, the engineers found a mechanical problem. So, I am sitting at the Sydney airport, feeling grateful for the free wifi, the existence of Skype, the cheapness of southeast asia, and my credit card. I managed to move my flight to Chiang Mai to tomorrow morning and find myself a hotel in Bangkok for the night. Here’s hoping I get out of Sydney sometime today and can catch up on sleep on the plane.