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Well we kicked off by flying to Dublin to take advantage of Aer Lingus prices to the USA (there is no departure tax in Ireland so we just pay the UK to Ireland tax). We also got to pre-clear US immigration in Dublin which was a major plus.
A bit of hanging about but worth the saving. A little retro for me given all my flights back & for to Ireland for 4 year up ...
... the Airport South Terminal and the route took me right past the check-in desk where we checked the tandems in just over two weeks ago. It seemed like a very long time ago that we were standing in the queue at that desk with the packed tandems balanced on baggage trolleys. All of my stuff for the bike ride had been carried inside a rubble sack (for waterproofing) inside one of Steve's bike panniers so I looked like a bit of a vagrant on the ...
... or two),
Time to relax in the comfy chairs waiting for the gate to open.
Gates opened at 12.15 and we set off to find our plane, up over the bridge to gate 111 and a short wait before we boarded.
Large comfy chairs, pillow, quilt, bright red slippers, goody bag and plenty of space.
Meal served, two starters confused ...
... on my right side as well. However the shopping is done with Jenny's help and I hope that I have enough food for several days. There is also food in the freezer so I won't starve. Mind you starving might be good! Saturday. I am back home today and have spoken to Da on the phone briefly. Fern is hiding from Mungo in the bedroom. The drive is cemented but not topped but the house was all ok and working. The only failure seems to be that I have lost most of my orchids who ran out ...
... to Malaysia
3. The 17 hour night train in Vietnam
4. Spiders in Koh Phangan
5. The minibus ride in Vietnam
Well what do you know; I can only think of 5 worst moments in the whole 4 months I have been travelling. I think that pretty much sums up what an amazing time I had and I can’t wait until the next ...