Day 1 - 29th June 2009
29.06.2009 - 29.06.2009 30 °C
Frankfurt. Didn’t get to see much of Frankfurt as it was really only a stopover for our flight to Singapore. We were originally planning to spend a night here but we liked Munich so much that we spent it there instead. What we did see appeared modern but really not enough to accurately comment.
Line up. We arrived in Frankfurt about 7 hours before our flight departed. We ate and drank then made our way to the check in counter. We got there 10 minutes before it opened which was three hours before our scheduled departure time but still had to line up for 45 minutes.
What day is it? After finally filtering our way through the queue, we were asked for our passports. “Unfortunately, I can’t find you on the passenger list for tonight’s flight to Singapore. Can I please see your itinerary?” Suddenly a cold chill ran down our spines. We lost track of what day it was about 7 weeks ago. “What day is it?” we asked in the mousiest of voices. As it turns out, we’d arrived in Frankfurt a day early and didn’t feel like the smartest kids on the block. Better than a day late I suppose. We would have easily spent another night in Germany but for anyone who has travelled this long, once you have put yourself in a headspace for departure, it is very difficult to alter. Lucky for us, we were able to squeeze onto the flight leaving that night. They even let us off about 7 kilos of excess luggage. We had 67kg between us at check in and that is not including the abundance of hand luggage we were carrying, which easily would have come to another 30kg. We started with 28kg plus some very light hand luggage. It’s not over yet. We still have to check in our bags from Singapore to Melbourne!
Where are we? Our flight to Singapore was via Dubai. I must say the stopover in Dubai did us some good but visiting 3 continents and 4 cities in the same day certainly took its toll. We dumped our large bags at Changi airport (Singapore) and made our way to the hotel. Let me assure you, there was absolutely no feeling of separation anxiety!