Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

"This is your Captain speaking..... "

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Tommi
    replied
    Have a safe and wonderful journey Captain!

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    Hi Jan-Olav
    I wish you a safe and pleasant journey to Thailand on tuesday.
    Have a wonderful stay and enjoy your days in your beloved country.

    Leave a comment:


  • pakarang
    replied
    Dear friends and members of the CVF family!

    Please do pardon me as I in less than 32 hours step away from the helm for a while again.... to say it in the simplest terms, I will be off the grid again.

    On Tuesday January 17th, a direct Thai Airways aircraft really wants to take me from Stockholm and back to Bangkok. As soon as I arrive in Bangkok, I will be heading to the North East and a very, very, very, very, rural "village" without 4G, 3G or even an E cellphone signal. I might head to a nearby city occasionally, and get intermittent Internet access, but for the most of the time, I will be as far away as if I had been on the moon.

    I'm really looking forward to this journey of discovery back to what I consider as my second (or first) homeland. Naturally, I will bring along my camera(s).

    Images will in time be placed primarily on my bLOG as the largest audience appears to be there, rather than here.

    Sadly though, I'm currently having serious upload problems with my CV.com (the agony of updated software and website building), so I guess I have something to figure out when I return to Norway again.

    Once I'm back in Norway, I won't be too long - just to do my scheduled duties on the ship - and as soon as they are done, Thai Airways really wants me right back in Bangkok, Thailand.

    As mentioned before, 2016 was an awesome year, and I have all reasons to believe that 2017 will be even greater - despite what my horoscope says (more like horrorscope).

    Take care and to be quite selfish, let's pray for my safety on these discoveries ahead.

    Leave a comment:


  • pakarang
    replied
    Thank you all very much for the support: I'm still alive, and I'll be nagging you all a while more...

    http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...yes-alive.html

    Leave a comment:


  • wherrygirl
    replied
    This all sounds quite mysterious, although perhaps in another way obvious, as to your next step after this assignment. Whatever happens, I wish you the very best.

    Leave a comment:


  • Seagull
    replied
    I've just edited out this post, having realised I was too late to catch Captain here with my chirpy comments!
    Last edited by Seagull; October 4th, 2016, 15:30. Reason: Easier than trying the Delete option!

    Leave a comment:


  • Sterkoder
    replied
    I wish you all the best and good luck in the World :-)

    Leave a comment:


  • pakarang
    replied
    Thank you very much for your kind wishes, Sigve.

    Leave a comment:


  • Sigve
    commented on 's reply
    All the best of luck to you!

  • pakarang
    replied
    Thank you all for the thumbs up and well-wishes.

    With my past experience working in local airlines, with a background from luxury cruise-lines, and with a handful years working as a Public Relations Manager for Thailand's largest real estate developer, I got one of my feet inside as well as the chance to meet a lot of influential people in the right places. Networking was a great part of my past and these encounters are now producing fruits that can be harvested for my own best (isn't that cryptic, then I don't know).

    My assignment this autumn was supposed to be relatively short but they were so pleased with my meticulous performance that they asked me to continue what I was doing. In the past, I had always thought my tedious and meticulous behavior was bordering insanity and a curse, but now finally, I realize that it's actually a good thing.

    It probably sound very much like bragging, and for that I'm sorry, but all those limousines are a part of the first class experience and privileges offered. Mind you, it's been hectic and absolutely no joyride. But on the whole, it's been such a rewarding and humbling experience, that I have problems finding the right words to fully describe it.

    The fun and truly memorable part was when one of the big chief's in charge said that it wasn't only the fact that this foreigner spoke, wrote and read the language fluently, but even better than the locals and confident enough to correct people who had spoken the local language for a lifetime longer than the length of my own life.

    More later as I now need to pack my suitcase again and iron my shirts!

    Leave a comment:


  • Sigve
    replied
    How come a norwegian sailor is testing airlines in Thailand? With limousines? Please, tell us.....

    Leave a comment:


  • nari
    commented on 's reply
    Just a quick aside - in Oz according to the frequent fliers (which I am not) the best airlines to fly almost anywhere are Thai and Singapore.
    If one is happy with a cheaper fare, Etihad is becoming very popular on which to head to Europe .

  • Seagull
    replied
    (and of course those I'm so proud of you Seagull Wings)

    Leave a comment:


  • Tommi
    commented on 's reply
    Although being a bit mysterious, it all still sounds very positively spectacular!

  • pakarang
    replied
    Dear all friends,

    As most of you may know, I have during three weeks in September been away on a giant roundtrip in Asia, with base in Bangkok, Thailand. I have now been back a week and a half, to do my primary job on the ferry, and it's been extremely hectic to say at least.

    During my three weeks in Asia I spent most of the time flying with a local airline, and testing out their brand new A350 on a high number of flights almost every single day. It has simply been amazing: I have met so many incredibly, creative, energetic, positive, fun-loving people, and the whole experience has humbled me in ways I could not even imagine. In addition, I have been able to ride limousines, test Royal First Class, and best of all, meet all my dearest friends in Thailand.

    As my job there is not yet complete, and I still have lots more to do before I can call it a day, I will return again in a couple of days time for another 3 weeks of massive air-travels.

    Can't wait for the next chapter of my life to get underway.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X