I’m Pretty Sure I Have THE Best Family and Friends

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Me with my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law and nephew

What a way to start a trip of a lifetime. After a lovely farewell at the airport from my parents, sister, nephew, brother-in-law and best friend Jess and her lovely hubby Jon, I waited around for my delayed flight, for what felt like hours and hours. It was only delayed by 30 minutes but when you’ve never flown by yourself and you’re a little nervous anyway it felt like a very long time!

Off I go…

Before I left my sister gave me a USB – the only instruction I was given was ‘At 30,000ft plug it in and watch the video’. I didn’t know what to expect – I thought it would be my nephew Neel (who’s a very clever 2 year old) singing his alphabet.

Waiting to set off – anxiously waiting to reach 30,000ft in the sky, it was nearly time.

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Flying high

I plugged in the stick and instantly smiled. It wasn’t my cheeky nephew singing A… A… Apple… B… B… Ball, as much as I would have loved that, instead I was greeted by smiling familiar faces.

Turns out my best friend Jess had asked my close family and friends to record going away tips and advice for me.

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With Jessica & Jon

Feeling very nervous, and very alone – 30,000ft up in the air this made me smile, laugh out loud, cry and feel truly blessed!

Thank you to all my family and friends who left me a video message. I love you all and won’t forget all the brilliant advice. I WILL call home and I WILL stay safe! Massive massive thank you to you Jess – this is why you’re the bestest friend ememenemy in the whole wide world… I’ll try my hardest not replace you as a best friend, but I can’t promise anything I’m afraid!

Watch the video below:

Maya

x

Current location: Blogging from my hotel bed, Bangkok

P.S. For all those who said they’d bail me out if I run out of money – thank you, I’ll remember that 😉

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