Sydney to Bangkok
After fixing the cabbies clock we made it to the airport and through the checks no worries. We wandered down the food court to find some lunch and picked a Turkish place for kebabs. The girl looked at us strangely and then went into detail about how we looked identical to the main characters in some Turkish TV show – she wrote it down for us so we could check it later, it’s called ‘Sultan Suleyman’, but we really don’t think that we look that much like them. When we got on the flight we spent ages deciding what to get with our vouchers (bottle of Baileys, set of 5 Calvin Kline perfumes and a primer) and picking movies to watch. We had awesome seats again (was it you Sarah?!) right down the back in row 73 but we were all to ourselves next to the window. About seven hours into it, in the middle of the night, we looked out the window to a few flashes of light. The turbulence got so bad we had to drink our wine spritzers so that they didn’t spill, and Ella had an interesting time trying to make it to the toilet. It’s easy enough to say that a bit of turbulence is normal, but when you look out the window to a fully-fledged lightening storm it’s a bit harder to play it cool. We tried to film some but we were mostly past it by then, and the awesome forks of lighting all over the place had stopped. Even the flight attendant said it was one of the more impressive ones he’d seen. It’s much easier to say how cool it was now.