Thistle Aberdeen City Centre , The Caledonian
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Situated on the east coast of Scotland, you may have heard about Aberdeen as the Energy Capital of Europe. Certainly, when you fly into Aberdeen Airport, there’s evidence of the North Sea oil and gas industry everywhere – including tankers anchored out in the ocean and an abundance of helicopters landing and taking off.
It was time to start the journey home so we headed across to the airport and checked in before heading to the virgin lounge. We grabbed some dinner and drinks, wrote up the blog and soon enough it was time to board. With the mixture of eating, film watching and sleeping, the 13 hours passed quick enough and we were soon landing in LHR.
After arrival we made our way ...
... was quite turbulent but I managed to get a fair amount of z's,. Ryan, not so much! Paying for a slight upgrade of our seats meant it was only ryan and I in the row of seats so no one bothering us, it was worth it! 1 movie, 6 chapters of my book, 50 games of solitaire and 3 meals later, we landed in Johannesburg. 0105 local ...
... separately have both esconced themselves in the wrong seats so there is a great deal of huffing and puffing before everyone gets sorted out.
we pull back from the stand on time but after a few metres we stop and nothing happens. Eventually the pilot come on and says there is a problem. The tarmac is hot and soft and the plane's wheels have sunk in a bit. He does not have the power to get out of the rut so the tractor will need ...
... can't even fly into Israel to be able to pick up her flight out of there, seems to be a problem airlines and insurers don't care about. So Kara has had to purchase another ticket home, this time with Qatar airlines via Doha and Perth.
Friday night we spent with friends we met in Portugal, Euan and Yvonne. We had a wonderful time with them, a great dinner, plenty of wine, late night, comfortable beds, cooked breakfast and then ...