Day 1We took off from LAX at sunset and the last bit of daylight revealed some of California’s gorgeous mountains and I was prettyyyy stoked. After awhile the flight attendant told us to close our windows. I guess because it’s dark and there’s not much to see anyway but also because the light will be very bright once we hit a lit area. I don’t know.
Every passenger had a screen for personal entertainment so I settled on watching ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ which I didn’t have a chance to watch before and hah omg I love that movie. I wanna be spider-woman, shooting webs from my wrists, hanging from buildings… so exciting, my hands were sweating.
I would periodically raise the window shade to see where we were. Most times it was all dark. Toward the end of the movie, I opened it and freaked out when I saw the chunks of ice because I did noooot expect to see that. Where were we even flying over?? I have no idea. It was so beautiful though. That is why I like the window seat even if it means being squished and having to hold in my bodily fluids for ten+ hours.
We made it to London on time and my next flight was in a little over an hour and I thought I’d just be able to quickly walk to my gate, but no. I had to wait in a line to get to security then the actual security line and it was almost time for the gate to be closed according to my boarding pass and I was about to cry because I thought I was gonna miss my plane. I ran to my gate and when I got there, it wasn’t even my turn to board yet. I was relieved.
When it was time for me to board, I showed the lady my boarding pass, it didn’t scan, she called someone and chatted, then told me I couldn’t get on this flight. WHAT. Unbelievable. So I had to ask when the next flight out was. I had hotel reservations and everything for when I did arrive. Thankfully they put me on the later flight free of charge.
I made it to Spain. It was such a happy moment looking out the window because it was a long journey to get here—a long journey that started well before my first flight back in Honolulu.
Well I have no service here and have to rely entirely on wifi for the duration of this trip. I’m starting to regret not bringing my laptop also. This is gonna be tough.
I’m currently at a cute little hotel all by myself. My room is about 20 steps from the reception desk. Tomorrow I go back to the airport to meet up with the group.
I made my own hashtag that I may or may not use. Haha “kristeneuropa2014” because my name is Kristen and because I am in Europe to study Spanish and “Kristen in Europe” in Spanish is “Kristen en Europa” and -en/en and it’s 2014.