Finally they served us after being told off and my missus demanded an apology from the head stewardess, who touched her as she apologised, which upset her even more. Then they tried to take away her breakfast before she'd finished, with some lame excuse about coming in to land, and she told them exactly where to get off. Funny how the stewardess in charge didn't want to make eye contact as we departed the plane.
Wifi didn't work too well either.
|Dubai is a flashy new airport|
|Don't you dare forget my meal on this flight|
|Another big bird waiting to take off|
|Dubai almost looks like a bomb hit it|
Sat next to an Aussie who works 2 months on and 1 month off in Mali, of all places. Got thirsty and made the call for an attendant. Waited 20 minutes until the meals were served before they noticed. Can't complain about the service when there is none. Watched Unbroken - great film.
The missus obtained a refund for her cosmetics which were too dear on the previous flight. Happy traveller again. She was speaking to a Parisian about restaurants at the back of the plane at one stage. Found that I could even upload photos to Facebook on the flight - bit slow though.
|If I'm not mistaken that must be the Alps - but if they were in Turkey probably not|
Watched Run All Night - violent but quite good movie. Mountains were beautiful from the air with little in the way of clouds to spoil the view. Lots of gasps from the missus when I pointed them out to her. Meal was excellent - chicken. Great food on board.
After 1 hour to progress through immigration and then wait for our baggage. At Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport I found EasyJet's terminal, 2D, but you had to ask as it wasn't stated anywhere. We would have to wait another two hours for the check-in to open. Had something to eat which wasn't really tasty. Purchased sim cards for the phones and installed them. Took a bit to get going and then all the notifications came through in French.
Obtained our boarding passes but Miky's hadn't been filled in properly - instead of From:Paris they had entered the booking reference number which made no sense to anybody. Changed the boarding pass and went through security. Had to remove my belt and go through again. Found I was unable to call anybody except Miky - turns out this was to do with the leading "0" and international codes. So confusing when it's all in French.
Air conditioner must be an English word as the airport doesn't seem to use them. There was a call for volunteers to place their carry on luggage in the hold - must be overloaded. And our flight to Prague was delayed so we stood in the bus on the tarmac for a while. Did they call themselves EasyJet for a laugh?
|It'll take forever if we drive to Prague from Paris|
Took off at least 45 minutes late. Both of us were zonked and fell asleep quickly. Short flight. I was amazed to see that Korean was written on the signs at the airport as well as English, Czech and Russian. Changed some pounds sterling left over from a previous holiday and spoke as much Czech as I could. This surprised the clerk. He was even more surprised to hear that I was from Australia. Then to top that off I bade him farewell in Czech and Russian (accidentally) which provided him with a decent laugh.
|I wasn't expecting Korean on signs at Prague airport|
Waited 20 minutes for someone to let us in to the building. A guy came out the front door and I asked him if he was Martin. This guy was in total shock as his name was Martin. But he wasn't the Martin that was our host so it was a huge coincidence. The apartment that we had rented was spacious and clean with 10' ceilings. Went out and grabbed some Mexican food for dinner. Ordered in Czech and the guy just spoke Czech to me. There was a group of Aussies that he served just before me so why was everyone surprised that we were from there? Didn't have to worry about how comfortable the bed was as I was almost asleep before turning off the light.