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Day One!

Amsterdam, 9:44am, On Thursday the First of July.

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Hulllo all!

Now first off i hope you are all well and that there has not been some massive apocalypse in Sydney that I just happened to miss out on ! :O

So im writing to you all from the tiniest room in the world, we are at the Ibis hotel, and im pretty sure that it was built for
A) ano models

B) midgets

c) Gimli

but as we thought, the room is only to sleep and shower - so hopefully it will encourage us to not stay in the Hotel the whole time....

So the 23 hour flights, after the initial drama of the travel agent name changing the ticket, were fine, the first was on a new-ish Singapore airlines airplane, nice biggish screens, and pretty comfy seats, however Chris and I had to do the shifty because we were not seated together, so the guy seated next to Chris was nice enough to move, which was cool !
so flights are really not that interesting i have to admit, its pretty much passing time by watching movies, sleeping, eating, hell even going to the bathroom is a time killer! but I did watch Clash of the Titans and How To Train Your Dragon. hmmm, then there was this Turkish guy next to us, and we started chatting as we were about to land. So Singapore airport...WTF! massive! it has its own metro line, its own butterfly house, free internet all over the place, and a foot massage place!
so we got off the plan, and we were lucky enough to see the plane that we were going to take on the way back, the new A380! ITS HUUUUUUGE looks like a gigantic monster, I'm still amazed as to HOW they are able to even get it off the ground. :O
Then we went and got a drink, checked emails and such, and by that point it was pretty much time to board the next plane. so the food on the both the flights was nothing special, however.... what i DID love was that one can order Bailey's and milk...at any time...biggest win, I think it's my new tradition for international flights, celebrate with a bailey's and milk! woop woop!
the 2nd airplane (flight to Amsterdam) was not as good as the first, not that much room, the screens failed, and yeah basically it was old, i wanted to go wash my hands before take off, open one of the doors of the bathroom and the sink is almost overflowing :O....fail!
so then it was mostly sleeping on this flight because it was just soooo long, i think i was only awake for about 30% of it, and most of the time that was eating, or watching "It's always Sunny in Philadelphia" (THANKS ELLA!!!) - GREAT SHOW, you all should watch it.
so when i wanted to get to sleep properly, i pushed my seat back and of course the women behind me had to kick up a storm and decides to hit my chair, thanks. so i was even more upright and still trying to get to sleep...however, with 2 phenergan, it pretty much solves all those problems!
next thing i now im being woken up for food, and we are pretty much there! :D - only crappy thing is probably that throughout the 2 flights my nose had been running like a tap ! at one point there was blood on my tissue ! ekkk!

so once we reach Amsterdam we get out of the plan, go through Customs (after Chris had tried to buy a bottle of grey goose, and failing because you need to being flying out , not flying in, laaame) and then had to meet our driver, at the "Meeting point" which is a great idea, but its basically this big red and white checkered structure.. once we got there he drove us to the mini-roomed hotel!
Well anyway, I think im still drowsy from the Phenergan, so i had a small nap, then showerd, and now we are just waiting till Nat and Mark get here from Malta, their plane is to arrive at 11am! , only one more hour to wait! then walking around, shopping for supplies, and FOOOOOOOD thats not from an airplane! - and seeing as this hotel is tightarse, i have to buy shampoo and conditioner, basterds!

Alright all check you all later!
and lots of love! - will upload photos as soon as i start taking some !


Posted by valentinaa 00:45 Archived in Netherlands Tagged air_travel

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