Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City
London | Perth | Sydney | Melbourne
Seatguru - Most Comfy Seats On Any Airline
pprune.org - Pilot's rumour network
Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies
Skin by Falter
Saturday, July 26, 2008Well it's been a crap week. On Sunday my flatmate, Naomi, who shall now be known as Flatmate No. 5 told me she was moving out. She told me around midday, and was gone by 4pm. I'm a bit pissed off for many reasons. Firstly she gave me very little notice, which now means that due to the huge numbers of new crew moving to Dubai I had no chance whatsoever to find a flatmate to replace her. Secondly, I felt that I was more than accomodating to her. When she had a full on party (or as she put it, just a few mates over for drinks), and she had her stereo on so loud I struggled to hear the music on my laptop with my iPod speakers, I waited until 12 before I got out of my room to say something, which I thought was quite reasonable. Thirdly, when she had guys staying overnight (despite it being illegal here) I made myself scarce, and didn't say anything when things got too loud, just went to the gym or French Connection or whereever.
So I've been turning this into a positive. Went down to Ace hardware and bought 3 Litres of paint to redecorate my bedroom. The whole apartment is white walls, grey curtains and navy blue window frames - quite bland. And despite buying throws, and rugs, and painting some art to hang on the walls, it still lacked something. It took 2 days to finish painting my bedroom, and needed about 4-5 coats just to get the colour right. The result is well worth it though. I'll post pictures up one the transformation is complete. Now I'm trying to decide what to paint the living room.
Meanwhile I've just gotten my First Class roster for August, and I'm pretty excited. Have a Singapore-Brisbane, so more time at Sim Lim Plaza and Orchard Road spending my paycheck. Followed by a week in training college for First Class tests and practicals and such. Then I have my first New York and then Rome. Been waiting 6 months to be put on the US crew master list and yeah, I'm pretty stoked. But for the time being, I have to get back to studying... 4 comments
Saturday, July 19, 2008This is pretty hilarious - Brian Regan's take on Air Travel
Thanks to Another Passport Stamp for the link 2 comments
Sunday, July 13, 2008So now on to Day 4 of my Prague extravaganza and by this stage I had a good idea where things were. No more tours from now on! Purely because I took soooo many pictures of the place, I'm dedicating an entire post to St Nicholas' Cathedral, in Mala Stana, the lesser town.
The outside of the church, which is pretty understated
View from the bell tower
Now I'm not religious by any means, but visiting this church has a very strange effect on you. It is so ornate, and quite overwhelming when you first walk in, it is easy to get a bit emotional. It's a bit hard to describe, but the interior of the church is so beautiful you almost feel like tearing up. I'm not kidding. These pictures just do not do the place any justice, but I hope you enjoy them all the same...
Apparently Wolfgang Amadaes Mozart played on this very organ...
Labels: Holidays1 comments
Friday, July 04, 2008Hey guys! Good news - Eti-slut have managed to get me connected with uber-fast broadband in a reasonable timeframe (about a week of waiting) so now I can blog more frequently! Been downloading my fair share of TV shows, Underbelly, Mythbusters, Boston Legal, which was just as well.
A couple of days ago I came back from Accra, which I swapped into to avoid flying with a guy who shall remain nameless. Anyway on the flight from DXB I was really pumped, keen to have a good time and to get a good taste of West African culture. Had a snooze for an hour or so after reaching the hotel and woke up feeling horrible! Muscles were sore and aching so badly, headache, sore throat, all classic flu symptoms. Was bedridden for 2 days and ate nothing but buffet breakfast (which was free) and fruit. Did the turnaround to ABJ still feeling crook but since it was only 44min there and 43 min back it didn't even feel like work. Flight back to Dubai could not have come soon enough, saved all my Advil for it and managed to make a killing in Duty Free. Stocktake sales here I come :-)
Anyways, was on a Mauritius layover recently, and the airline cruelly only let us stay for 16 hours. So here are the beaches that were outside our hotel rooms.
So, on the cards for July, I have 3 Hong Kong flights, a Perth and a Dusseldorf. Never been to HK before, and I'd heard quite a bit from crew that it's an amazing city, so fingers crossed I'll enjoy myself. 5 comments