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Thursday, January 15, 2009Just a small update guys on where I've been recently. Since my last post I've been to both Casablanca and Dusseldorf.
I'd decided early on that because I'd been there before I'd spend the Morrocan layover studying for my SEP (Safety & Emergency Procedures) exams. Unlike last year when the exams were ridiculously easy (it was more hard work trying to decide what to order at Costa) this year I'd heard a few rumours, and have since found out that a batchmate of mine has failed her recurrent.
But upon arrival into Casablanca it was a different story. Slept straight away, joined the crew for Lamb Tagine at the hotel (we didn't leave the hotel, lame I know, but it was pissing down and I didn't exactly pack for going out in the rain) enjoyed a live Morrocan band, slept, had some free breakfast at the buffet, some Morrocan Tea in the room and then time to get ready for work. It was the first time in a while the entire crew were great to hang out with - from the Flight deck to Economy everyone was in a great mood which was so refreshing to see. Even met the lovely Veronika - an avid reader of this very blog! (Hello BTW!)
Which brings me onto Dusseldorf. And my poor diet over the last couple of weeks had finally caught up with me. Similar to what had happened in Tokyo, about 1-2 hrs after landing I was sick as a dog. I don't know what it is, if it's the aircraft food, or something I'd had on ground. Since the huge fight with Flatmate No. 6 I've barely eaten anything, my weight has plummeted, and now I'm starting to eat properly again my body isn't handling it for some reason. I don't know what it is, but I'd packed to sightsee in DUS and only saw my room and the airport. So annoyed, I wanted some Pork Knuckle and Potato cakes with Apple Sauce :-(
So now I'm back in Dubai, and have 2 consecutive days off for the first time in ages. Going to Houston next, which I'm not particularly excited about. Tonight is the big Ice Skating extravaganza my mate Dave is organising so will probably show off my triple klutz to whoever isn't on their bums getting wet or run over.
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