29.12.2004 25 °C
The flight back from Bangkok was pretty uneventful. After an hour of flying we were served dinner again at 1:30am – it was a really good Thai red chicken curry. I then fell asleep although the man in front of me had his chair all the way back –ouch! I woke up with three hours of flying still left. I rested for a while and then a movie finally began with less than 2 hours of flying left. They served us breakfast – asparagus crepes – and not long after we began to land at Melbourne airport.
I was first from my group off the plane and I had to pick up some duty-free shopping. I went through immigration in like 10 seconds but we had to wait fifteen minutes for our luggage to come through. I lined up at customs and was through in no time – the only thing they took was some pencils but all my other wooden items were allowed which was strange. I then exited those silver doors and saw Mum who was already crying. Some man from the paper took our picture and we made the nightly news as this was the first flight back with Tsunami survivors even though we weren’t there at the time. We got in the car for the hour drive home and at last I was home