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Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 1: Berlin-Amsterdam-Manila



It has been raining for days and it was pouring when we left our apartment in Berlin to go to TXL (Berlin-Tegel) airport to catch our flight to Amsterdam. We were practically drenched when we got to the airport. Good thing is that we already checked-in online the previous night so it saved us a lot of trouble standing in the long queue. We dropped our bags off and we still had enough time for a cup of coffee.


Our flight to Amsterdam was uneventful, just a minor turbulence but not enough for me to pray for dear life. It took  us forever to reach the other side of Schipol airport to catch our connecting flight. Tegel airport is easy to navigate compared to Schipol. You won't get lost. Our 55 minutes to change planes was not enough. There's already a lot of my landsman at the gate ready to board our flight to Manila. Suddenly, I feel transported to homeland where most passengers speak the language that I know since birth.


Twelve hours is like a torture since I felt the major discomfort flying with a bad stomach and sitting just in the middle of two people. If I would have been flying alone, I would have opted to sit on the aisle-seat, then I won't be bothering my seatmate.

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