Back in April last year I went of a solo trip to Florence & Pisa. I’ve been meaning to write a blog for ages, but never seemed to get round to it and I just found my travel journal and … Continue reading
The wind rippled across the lush green grass. Was it the wind? Steel wings rattled and shook, the engine hummed in anticipation, patiently waiting its turn. The time came and it surged forward and accelerated to over 140 miles per hour, gently pushed me against the back on the seat. We have lift off.
I had successfully navigated Heathrow Airport on my own and made it to the plane. I’m on my first solo trip.
And that would be across the world to Canada.
Talk about throwing yourself in the deep end.
I haven’t felt overly nervous, well only at the airport. Once sat on the plane I was fine.
The flight was long and tough on the legs. I slept for a short while on the flight, woke up to a very numb hand and cramps. Sleeping on planes is not easy; I’m dreading the flight home as its overnight. I ended up reading, watching Paddington and Into the Woods to pass the time.
10 hours later I landed in Calgary at 12pm. Compared to the UK where the field were an array of patchwork green in colour, here it looked flat, brown and dull and everything looked square.
I took a taxi from the airport to my B&B in South East Calgary. The B&B (Riverpath B&B) is a lovely house very big and spacious, the owner Arlene was very friendly and we got along pretty well. It felt like I was visiting someone I knew.
I had a big debate with myself, stay awake and battle the jet leg or conk out. I chose option one; it was a lovely warm day out so despite being tired I went for a walk to the river. It’s beautiful a real nice aqua blue and clear too. I then walked to Inglewood which was voted ‘Canada’s coolest neighbourhood’. It was pretty windy out despite the warmth.
I’ve been fairly busy lately being in my final year of university as well as planning a trip to Canada as part of my final project (exciting!) In a months time I’ll be a few days into my trip and … Continue reading
So todays our last full day in Finland as tomorrow is just a travel day.
As we had a train to catch we just went for a walk by the river near town for the morning, it was nice and relaxing and there was bits of floating ice still in the river! We walked along the river a few hours before heading back to town and eating out for lunch at this buffet place before heading back to pick up our bags from the guesthouse and catching the train to Kajaani.
It was a long journey with a change but yet again I enjoyed looking out the window, daydreaming and reading as well as a nap. We arrived back at 11pm so wandered around to grab a bite to eat before walking to a hotel. We only managed to have 2 hours sleep before heading to the airport the next morning!
Day 10 was spent in airports, falling asleep in airports and reading. I on the way out I sat backwards on the aeroplane which was different but better!
Here are some pictures from day 9:
I apologize for lack of blogging recently, started work for the summer so been pretty busy most of the week, I am working at a polo club tomorrow so then next blog will be next Friday 🙂 I have a Richmond Park blog, Beachy Head and a some up of Finland blog to do. I also have a video to edit from Finland and tons more pictures to go through and upload, which I will probably do during the week 🙂