The first two days!
The flights were long but all arrived safely on Sunday 22 December. Within hours several of the Woking Contingent had tracked down an internet cafe in the Ambassador Hotel and were sending messages back via e-mail and the Message Board. The following is a compilation of the news so far (covering 22 and 23 December):
"Greetings from Thailand!"
"We arrived at Bangkok after an 11-hour flight. We stepped outside and were greeted by Thai dancers and hot sunny weather."
"We had our own check-in desks at the airport when we arrived! This is quite something, a route purely for Scouts! I must travel like this more often, makes you feel like a VIP!"
"The Units have arrived in Thailand (22 December) and are settling into the Ambassador City Hotel. They are recovering from the jetlag and are in high spirits!"
"When we got to the hotel we were amazed at the size of it. The main building was 42 stories high and also there were another four buildings of great size."
"Hi everyone! Believe it or not there's an internet cafe in the hotel!"
"Our room is so cool! We've decorated it with all the stuff I brought and the facilities are really good anyway."
"We've had a lovely relaxed day today (23 December). Got up at about 8:30 in time for a breakfast at 9:00 with a choice of full English or Thai (rice and curry etc.) Although I am disgusted with myself, I had the full English ... Thai tomorrow!"
"Food is awesome."
"After breakfast I went with a few others up to the 42nd floor in a glass lift before climbing the last flight of stairs to the roof and then the helipad. The views were absolutely incredible!"
"You won't believe it but the official Jamboree song is number 1 in the charts here! Everywhere we go it is playing through speakers which is a good background, but then you remind yourself that it is an
awful song!" Click
here to listen to the song.