Now I need to buy a backpack, get a haircut, look for more clothes and shoes and sort out my australian visa. I might pop by the Berlin STA travel as well again and buy the fiji leg of my trip.
Monday, 23 February 2009
This is either the first leg of my journey, or the preparation of it, depending on which way you look at it. I have now definitely left England. All my stuff apart from a suitcase and backpack is in my aunt's garage (well, apart from my duvet and pillows and a lamp, but they are gracing my old bed in Nottingham for the next incumbent to use). Travelling back today was very fun. Got a ride to Birmingham International airport from my uncle, got the National Express coach from there to Luton airport and got chatting to a lovely German girl who lives in Spain... and we talked from half 11 to about 4:15 when I had to get to my gate. Very interesting life she has! Once on the plane I talked to the person next to me who turned out to be an easyjet pilot who was being flown to Berlin where they have a staff shortage so he could fly planes from Berlin for two days. Turns out, it's more interesting being a pilot than I thought and that most of the landings that get clapped for are on automatic. But he was very lovely, called Douglas (I think) and got me a free bottle of water. Win!