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5 weeks of traveling has finally come to an end!


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Although I tried a couple of times, I didn’t manage to sleep well during the flight. This of course isn’t such a big wonder, cramped seats will do that to you and I can’t help but miss the spacious seats of a Qantas flight. British Airways sucks if you ask me!

I tried to fall asleep a couple of times, but in the end I just gave up hope and I resorted to watching movies till we landed in Heathrow. The first one that I watched was “Hotel Transylvania”, but I was a bit disappointed by my initial choice. Because I wanted to watch another cartoon, I ended up choosing a Pixar production called “Up”, which surprisingly enough was more to my liking. I really liked to movie and the story it tells.

As soon as this movie ended, we’ve got an announcement that we were almost in Heathrow and I was just so happy to get out of this damn plane and hoped to stretch my legs for a bit.

We haven’t had a decent breakfast since yesterday, so our first priority was to look for something to eat. After walking for a few minutes, we found the perfect spot at Giraffe. It has an African feel to it and quickly enough we found a nice enough seat. There were just so many choices but in the end I went for the stacked Blueberry & Banana pancakes with maple syrup and Tania’s choice of the day were scrambled eggs on toasted rye bread with cherry tomatoes.

It all looked so yummy and needless to say, together with a few cups of tea it went down in a jiffy.

We still had some time left to do a bit of window shopping before we had to go back to our gate to board our last plane of this trip towards Brussels.

And about an hour later it actually happened … 5 weeks of travelling had finally come to an end and the only thing left for us to do was to reunite with our wonderful family and drive back home.

Posted by Ils1976 00:45 Archived in England Tagged home airport friends family plane europe movies

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I don't know how I would have faired with all those early mornings (I am not at all an morning person!) but sound that you had an amazing trip! If to be honest I am little bit jealous, I have yet to see Australia! :)

by hennaonthetrek

There is so much to see and I really need to go back since I haven't visited the West either ... when you have a chance ... go for it! :)

by Ils1976

It is a big continent! And definitely on my bucketlist, 2 weeks are just not enough time..(It's difficult for me to get longer off-from work...)

What did you like the most on this trip? :) You did and see so much :)

by hennaonthetrek

I loved the time we spent on a farm, maybe because I grew up on one and it reminded me in some way of my childhood. But I loved Sydney, I am not really a city girl, but this one made me feel right at home. And of course the islands are beautiful (I am not so good with boats) and nice for hiking. Uluru we saw in the rain, so I hope to see it in better weather some day. There is so much to see in such a big country and you are right, 2 weeks is just not enough, but it is a start ... so when you have a chance ... like I said before, go for it!

by Ils1976

We had three weeks in Oz and decided on a week in each of three areas - Darwin and Kakadu, Syndey and the Blue Mountains, and Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef etc. I want to go back to see the Red Centre, Melbourne and Western Australia

by ToonSarah

Those are amazing places. I never been to Darwin and Kakadu, but I guess these are nice spots as well.

by Ils1976

Darwin was interesting and we had some great experiences in Kakadu even though we were only there two days. We watched a fish eagle snatch a fish from a crocodile while on a river cruise - that was the highlight! That and the sunset on the river :)

by ToonSarah

that must have been awesome. Nice you could experience that!

by Ils1976

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