[Day 1] Touchdown Thailand!

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YumTomYum Lost in Thailand reported,

We landed at Don Muang Airport, lately I know it’s actually a domestic airport. My Thai friend wondered why I didn't landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport but Don Muang Airport. She asked me what plane did we use, and after I said we use Air Asia promo flight, she said, “Oh, that’s why.” There’s two airports in Thailand, Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang. Suvarnabhumi is Thailand’s International Airport. "In 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, proved to be one of Instagram's most photographed cities. More photos were shared at Suvarnabhumi Airport than anywhere else in the world!" Instagram said. Believe it or not, Suvarnabhumi Airport got the 1st place on the list! On the other hand, Don Muang is a small airport. Our Thai Buddy said, “But if you want to have an economical Flight, take a flight at Don Muang Airport!”. 

Thai Buddy is how we called some Thai who voluntary be our guide. They will guide us around campus, off campus, teach us a lot of things like how to use public transportation, to go here and there, and so on.
We’ve made contact to International Affair at King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi  (KMUTT, will be called this way from now on) about our flight and our arrival, and they said they will wait for us at the Airport before we arrived. So that’s it. Just after we are out from the arrival gate, we spotted a big KMUTT sign and a group of white-black uniform. As soon as we met them, we told them about who we are. They introduced that they’re a group of buddies. There were around 10 buddies. We split into two groups and go with vans to have dinner at a mall.

This is US! Together with the Buddies. Picture was taken in the Airport! ^^

This is Than, he is one
of our Thai Buddies. ^^
Hohoo! The scent of Thailand.
That is a sign of Thai's Temple!

It takes around one hour to go to the Mall because of traffic jam. One of the Thai Buddy called “K” told us that they also have rush hour which caused Traffic Jam. Some of us seems jet lagged. They felt so dizzy in the van. Finally, we arrived at Central Plaza Rama 2, Rama is the ‘name’ of their King. There are King Rama 1 until King Rama 9 (which is still alive now). Our Thai Buddy told us that every 6 PM we will hear the National Anthem and we must stand up and stop everything we’re doing to show our respect to the King.
At the Mall, we went to a food court in the fifth floor. To buy food, we need to change our cash into a card. This is a new thing for us, because usually we only need to pay with cash and I personally think that it's a little bit complicated. First impression about Thai dish : It's unique. A lil bit spicy, sour, and sweet. We will try to adapt!

After we had our dinner, we went to the BangKhutTien dormitory. This is where we will stay for a few days, or maybe months, depend on the situation. We passed through Seven Eleven 24hours Market to buy some needs. There’s so many of them along the street.

The sleeping Dog.

We found a wild dog sleeping in front of the Seven Eleven's automatic door. It slept so tight and no one disturbed it. They said that there's a lot of wild dogs in Thailand.

It takes around one hour from the mall to our dormitory. It seems like our dorm is not in the main city. But it feels really good to be here. We got the room for two. It's big and cozy. The dorm's facilities are good too, High Speed Wifi, Sport Hall (and Gym), Laundry, 24 Hr Mini Market, etc. It's peaceful here. Not crowded, we hear no traffic sound. K said it’s a new dorm of KMUTT, so he haven’t been there before.

Arrived at our Dorm!

They said we will stay here for three days! And it's FREE!! Yay Yay Yay! K gave us his Wifi ID and Password, he said only sophomore can get this privilege. Freshmen haven’t get their Student ID card, so they unable to access wifi with they own ID.

Not like our local Internet Service, Thailand’s internet is a lot faster than us. Oh man, I don’t want to go home!
Okay. I guess this is the end of Day One report. See you next day! Keep updating!

***Today is 30th of July. And we've already moved out from the BKT Dorm. Why? Stay tune! ^^ I don't have much time nowadays. So I unable to give you the up-to-date news. Sorry~ m(_ _)m But I'm trying to find some time to share my story with you. 

              Good bye! 
          Sincerely yours,