Travelling to Bangkok for Viking’s Myanmar Explorer River Cruise

We’re off to Bangkok, Thailand to join Viking River Cruises’ Myanmar Explorer river cruise tour! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Let’s be honest: it’s a long-haul to get from North America to Southeast Asia. I arrived at the Shangri-La Bangkok at about 2:30 a.m. this morning, delayed by long lines at Thailand immigration and a flight that took off nearly two hours late from Hong Kong. And yet, I’m excited – excited to be here, excited to have yet another new experience.
I am in Bangkok, Thailand to join Viking River Cruises brand-new Myanmar Explorer cruise-tour itinerary. Running 15 days in length, it conveniently starts and ends in Bangkok, which is far easier for most of us to reach than actually flying into Yangon, Myanmar. Instead, we’ll be treated to a full day of exploration in Bangkok before flying to Yangon together, as a group, on Saturday.
Still, it’s a heck of a journey just to get to Bangkok. With that in mind, let’s talk about what it takes to fly here – and why you shouldn’t fear long flights if you’ve never been on one.

Brr! My journey began in Calgary, Canada, where fresh snowfall would provide an interesting contrast to my final destination. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Brr! My journey began in Calgary, Can

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