Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,
Yesterday on the 6th of December I started my 16.5 hrs journey back to the Island of the gods, a.k.a.Bali. Eventhough the conditions on Bali have been restless due to the volcanic activity, I still wanted to bring you along on my journey.
I personally did not want to play a tourist who is just a curiosity seaker when something would happen to the volcano.
However the local people in Bali, are being hit very hard due to this volcanic activity. If this activity would continue it would look like 70% of the people working, will lose their jobs due to this volcanic activity. So they really need the money. And that being said was also a reason for me to go.
Also the Dutch government did not issue a warning not to go to Bali. They only cautioned not to go the direct area of the Volcano Agung. So that being said lets continue on with this post.
I had an evening flight which left at 20.55 from Amsterdam to Singapore. Ofcourse I was at the airport 4 hrs in advance. As courtesy of the parents 😉. God love them for bringing me to the airport, as I would say I was a bit nervous/ anxious to take this flight. After having a coffee I sad goodby to my parents and headed of to customs.
Customs went very smooth, even though I heard some swearing from the local officers because people did not remove their liquids.
After customs, I settled for some light retail therapy. And I would say the only part of my body that got excersise that day was my right arm swiping my card. Ofcourse I had to visit the MAC counter and caved into buying my favorite concealer, strobe cream and fixing spray. Neccesities in live right?
After the mandatory excersise, my stomach went on strike and demanded food. I felt considerate to said stomach and soothed my craving with some Ramen. Which resulted in salt overload and humungous thirst. Very uncomfortable on a 16.5 hr flight. All though I must say KLM staff were making the effort on hydrating us frequently. Cuddos on them. However that meant I had to get way to familiar with one of my main phobias in live, TOILETS. Not just toilets, but airplane toilets. Getting to TMI here, I know lets continue.
I arrived at gate just on time for boarding and was pleased that I did not have to the Home Alone airport run. Yeeh team me!
Eventhoug all passengers were on board on time, the flight got delayed due to the avio bridge being broken, o well there are worse things.
Generaly the flight was ok there were some cases of turbulence but survived by trying to fake my way through these incidents by sleeping and being master Shivu. The word inner peace came across a lot.
During the flight I had 3 meals which were all ( claimed) Vegan. And I must say compared to the other flight to Bali this was the better meal.
Dinner on 6 December was a Vegetarian falafel in a bell pepper sauce, some vedge and fruit.
Breakfast was Something Provincial. You can see that this breakfast totally grabbed me. Hooray for sarcasme. A bun, butter coconut yoghurt and fruit. Must say my pallette did agree with the coconut yoghurt. Never had that before
The last dinner on 7 December from Singapore to Bali, contained a Polenta meal. All though must say they served it with some dodgy pasta and lettuce leaves. Desert containt out of some Tapioca pudding and red beans.
So the flight time from Amsterdam to Singapore was 12 hrs and 50 min and from Singapore Bali it took 2 hrs and 30 mins or so. However calculating the lay over time it was about 16.50 hrs.
So I don’t have any exciting photos from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, however made some pics in the plane, coming inbound and outbound from Singapore
I hope you are all excited for the coming posts from Bali and hope to see you back soon
Until next post friends,