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    Best of luck Mendip.

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    Thanks for the good wishes guys... I've been here many times before...


    If anyone was wondering where you can pick up a 130 Baht small tin of Leo to go with yer dried out chicken and rice... Char Haru is your place.



    But to be fair there weren't many choices to get 'Tastes of Thailand'.



    Once boarding was complete it was obvious that plenty of social distancing was going on.

    There was no-one in the row behind, or the row in front...



    And no-one to my right...



    And no-one to my left!


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    The stewardesses were decked out in white disposable biohazard outfits.



    And everyone was issued a face shield to wear in addition to your mask. Just when you thought air travel couldn't get any worse...

    Surely this ain't gonna be the 'new normal'...



    Just as I was settling in I looked down at my feet and couldn't believe me eyes... someone had dropped a 5 Baht coin! Things were looking up, this kind of thing doesn't normally happen to me. Straight in my pocket it went!



    And four hours later, with two hours of the flight to go we were woken up for breakfast. I don't know how Qatar can justify their claim to be the '5 Start Airline'... they dish up the same shite as anyone else. And whoever invented chicken sausages should be shot.

    But it was nice to see they still use metal cutlery... that spoon went straight into me pocket to join the 5 Baht piece... the first addition to my collection this year!



    And then... deserted Doha...







    Very few food places are open... but no problem for the well prepared traveller!

    One good thing about this social distancing is that you're always assured a neighbouring seat to put your shit on.



    Next stop Oslo... I have a feeling that will be a bit closer to the old 'normal'.

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    Red wine on the plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    But it was nice to see they still use metal cutlery... that spoon went straight into me pocket
    You are very modest, I'd thought that all three of them were included in the air ticket price

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    ^ Next flight all three cos I can get them into my check-in bag when I clear customs at Oslo! I've been caught with a knife and fork in me pocket at security at a transfer before and it was embarrassing!

    Although no security at Doha today... to maintain social distancing. Wish I'd known earlier...

    ^^ Just a bit of red wine... getting my head into work mode...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^^ Just a bit of red wine... getting my head into work mode...
    Ah, no need to get silly, but a little vino to help drop off is nice on flights.

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    Doha to Oslo... same script. Compulsory face masks and face shields but plenty of social distancing due to the flight being about a quarter full.
    No problem getting a bank of seats to yourself.



    And into Oslo...



    You have to clear your luggage through customs at Oslo before taking an internal flight. I'm now waiting for my last flight, an hour and a half oop north.

    Departures... not a face mask to be seen, virtually nothing yo indicate a pandemic apart from a few stickers on the floor...



    Must admit that after spending so long continuously in Thailand/Asia it feels very strange to see no-one wearing a face mask. I feel the odd one out wearing mine, the complete opposite of the last few months.

    And the queue for security... no social distancing whatsoever. The Norwegians ,love their Spanish holidays... makes you wonder.



    And after all my care with masks, hand sanitiser, etc etc, I've just an email saying the vessel wants me to take a Covid test before I board the boat. Bladdy Norwegians... anything outside of their comfort zone.

    Apparently Thailand is a red flagged country... and yet a lot of the crew will be from the UK and Sweden!
    Last edited by Mendip; 27-07-2020 at 06:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    and yet a lot of the crew will be from the UK and Sweden!
    Were they not corvid tested?

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    ^ No!

    Only me and a guy from Spain will be tested since Thailand and Spain are Norwegian 'red flagged' countries.

    You'd have thought UK would be on the list... well, and Sweden for that matter... but it's a Swedish company...

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    They have Thailand 'red flagged' but not the UK?

    Wow.

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    The special Covid test for Thai based travelers involves penis swabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    The special Covid test for Thai based travelers involves penis swabs.
    And full cavity search.

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    Have fun Bendy-Mendy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    And full cavity search.
    ...of course...who knows what virus lurks in the parts of man?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    And full cavity search.
    For Ya-baa...

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    Some nice views on my way north from Oslo...





    And finally... Harstad Narvik Airport.



    Followed by an hours taxi ride to my destination!





    And not a nice view... I walked up the gangway at 18:35... nearly 3 days 14 hours after my commute started from home. Although admittedly I could have shaved some time off the commute if I hadn't gone on the piss in Bangkok for two days!



    Home sweet home for the next few weeks. A lovely view from the bridge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    The special Covid test for Thai based travelers involves penis swabs.
    Well... it did involve a little prick!

    Once I'd registered on the vessel I ws told to go to my cabin and wait for a Covid test. Only me since I came from Thailand and the guy from Spain... forget about anyone from the disease ridden UK.

    I gave some blood from a prick on my finger tip and had to wait 15 minutes...

    At first I thought it was 'C' for Covid... but no, thankfully after all that travel it was 'C' for clear (I guess)!

    Whatever the C stands for, the test was negative... thank God.

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    Safe travels and all the best with the new boats.

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    Looks like a pregnancy test Mendip, false alarm thankfully,
    But not surprisingly considering your lockdown 12 pack.

    Hail the Frey Bentos and safe travels, love your threads.

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    Safely aboard. Do you have to take another test in two weeks?

    What is the ship's destination, hopefully not the Gulf of Thailand and objective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    What is the ship's destination, hopefully not the Gulf of Thailand and objective?
    Read the thread. Damn, shows why you are not taken seriously at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    What is the ship's destination, hopefully not the Gulf of Thailand and objective?
    Visiting Snow White in the sea north of Norway ... perhaps.

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    Mendips ship is underway and you can follow it's location on marinetraffic.com which is always a worry for married guys. "Yes Dear I'm at sea off the coast of Nigeria" but true location is docked in Fortaleza

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    ^^ Bladdy hell Nev... yes, we're off to the Snohvit field... or does marine traffic give our destination? I need to seriously check your methods on Coco's thread...

    ^ Yes, never tell the missus about marinetraffic.com!

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