Thursday, 23 March 2006

Flights of the Phoenix

Well, I don't know if we'd feel like a phoenix rising from the ashes after this upcoming Eurotrip round. As I said before, I estimate I'll have a severe cold and that I'll be horizontal with it for at least a week of this trip; and as I said before, family visits are not really holidays.
But anyway, here are the flights we've booked. Please appreciate them - they were fucking expensive:

QF029 TUE 19 DECMELBOURNE to HONG KONG23590550





Arrives 1 day later.


BA032 FRI 22 DECHONG KONG to LONDON (HEATHROW)23450500





Arrives 1 day later.


BA1384SAT 23 DECLONDON (HEATHROW) to MANCHESTER07450845






SURFACE



QF010 SUN 14 JANLONDON (HEATHROW) to SINGAPORE22001835





Arrives 1 day later.


QF010 WED 17 JANSINGAPORE to MELBOURNE20150620





Arrives 1 day later.


And I don't know if I said it before but I'm sort of pessimistic about enjoying Hong Kong and/or Singapore; Hong Kong will be hard to enjoy, coming from Melbourne.
We haven't booked the flights to Israel yet; the deal with this deal of ours is that those flights cannot be changed once booked, so we're in a bit of a dilemma: On one hand we want to secure the price (not that it's worth securing in particular) and want to ensure the dates we want - 4/1/2007 to 14/1/2007, which would mean two Israeli weekends - on the other hand we don't want to commit to a date so far in advance (the rest of the deal is changeable for an acceptable fee).
One thing is certain: I will not want to fly to Europe this time of the year again. It's the European cold that dictates us visiting the Far Easters Hong Kong and Singapore instead of other European places or American ones, and it's the holiday season that dictates horrific prices. Next family Xmess should be celebrated here, where it would actually be nice to celebrate.
Now that I've moaned, I have to say that I am looking forward to spending some quality time with the family (and hopefully with friends, too), which is what this trip is all about and why we wanted the holiday season in the first place. I hope we'll be kept busy doing quality stuff, though, instead of quality sitting in front of the TV and getting bored shitless (a clear in present danger on both sides of the family).
So if you read this (I know you don't) - think of something interesting to do. Please!

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