Michelle Freeman

Joined February 2017
  • Day1


    January 31, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Today I started the trek to Mumbai, India. I got collected by Atkinson's Shuttles at 5:15am for the long drive to Brisbane International Airport. Being a passenger made it a relatively quick trip with a stop in Gympie for coffee.

    I arrived at Brisbane International Airport around 9:30am and after almost leaving my coffee cup in the shuttle I was desperately looking for a toilet. Well, immediate panic set in when I realized I had left my handbag containing passport, medication and all important items in the shuttle! Well after scrambling to phone Atkinson Shuttles the MOST awesome driver came back to the airport ten minutes later, told me to relax and gave me my handbag!

    Second drama was that QANTAS would not let me check in as I had not purchased a ticket out of India with them that plus I had to show my visa approval! Well I managed to sort that issue out and escape without melting! Woohoo to me, no loss of temper, no tears I managed all that stress and got through customs in a breeze!

    Waiting for my flight I went to the bathroom just before boarding, well FUNNIEST thing I have ever seen a passenger was taking forever and chat chat chat in the cubicle, when she exited she was chatting on her mobile.... eeew, I could not think of anything more rude than talking to someone while in public toilet making number 2!

    Boarding the plane I got my seat 36K and sat hoping for no one to sit next to me, woohoo no one did! Thank goodness as the rude person in front slammed their seat back so fast without caring so close I could count the hairs on his head. Well good luck sleeping mate as I will be bumping the chair back every 15minutes!

    Unfortunately I couldn't have my meal as it was gluten free but was lamb, damn anaphylaxis to wheat and red meat, I can never get a meal on planes!

    I drooled over the fluffy clouds thinking of how desperate my garden is for rain, fingers crossed summer rains will arrive tomorrow to Hervey Bay!

    The Singapore airport is HUGE! Best part was seeing their airtrains covered in Pokémon!!

    Next leg was the flight to Singapore which was 8 hr and 5min flying time, crazy considering how fast the flight is from Perth of 5hr 15min!

    After a stop in Singapore it will be time to fly to Mumbai lasting 5hrs 25min.

    Today was a ridiculous traveling day!
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