Yet again, in 2020 the new year was opened with a 4Aviation tour to Thailand. Early January 2020 we travelled to the country for the fourth time to witness some of the activities of the annual National Children’s Day/Wan Dek. During the week leading up to this event, we visited other locations as well.
Additional photo; Koos Heemskerk (F-5)
In recent years, the 4Aviation year starts with our tour to Thailand. Also in 2020, when the group met as Schiphol on Saturday 4 January. We had consulted all participants joining us from Amsterdam beforehand on the flights that we were planning to take. Since Jordanian offered an interesting rate we took their flight from Amsterdam to Amman and then continued to Bangkok. To compensate for the long stopover (that is why we consulted all that had booked already) the participants received a partial refund. After a long trip (the stopover at Amman was long indeed) we arrived in Bangkok on Sunday (5 January) in the afternoon. At the airport we met the majority of the other participants that had flown in earlier on the day or were in Thailand already. Because of the group size (10 in total) we chose for local transport with a driver this time, instead of renting two cars. This meant that we were met by a taxi driver at the airport that took us to our hotel for the next two nights. This is where the final participant had checked in already. That night the first meal and drinks were enjoyed in the restaurant next to the hotel. This was a real treat (setting and food), and we ended up there several times more.