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Monday, June 23, 2014

Life Lately // Vacation Update

Hello there! I just wanted to let you all know I made it to Germany in one piece. It was a loooong trip though, including an 8 hour overlay in London. I was so happy when I finally arrived in Frankfurt! I left Little Rock at 6am. First pit stop in Chicago (I LOVE O'Hare Airport!), and then across the big pond, London-bound.

My sister took this paparazzi snapshot of me. I just closed my eyes for 5 minutes. I promise.

I was cheap when I was booking the flight. That's why I had the 8 hours overlay in London. It wouldn't have been all that bad, but almost every single shop and restaurant was closed. I was a little surprised about everything being closed, since Heathrow is such a huge airport! Even the "Heathrow Express", the train connecting the terminals, was closed for the night. So I had to find the Night Bus stop, and wait 30 minutes to get on a (doubledecker) bus to my departure terminal 5. All this after 2 flights and hours and hours of traveling. Sucks.

Luckily there was a "Marks & Spencer" open at terminal 5, so I stacked up on water, fruit, and vegetables for the night. So I was just sitting there, watching "2 Broke Girl$", eating, drinking, people watching, all night, waiting for the security check-in to open at 5:30am the next morning.

The 3rd and last flight was from London to Frankfurt. Guess who fell asleep even before the plane took off? Yep, this gurrl. I slept the whole flight, only woke up once, when the flight attendant was trying to hand me a croissant. But then I fell back asleep and woke up seconds before we touched down in good old Germany.

The first 3-4 days were like hell, jetlag wise. I was so super sleepy! Now it's been 10 days already, and slowly I'm getting used to the German time zone again.

Watch out for some more posts from my time in Germany! 
And I have an awesome guest post coming up!


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7 comments :

  1. What a long day!!! Glad to hear you are almost back to normal :-)

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  2. Wow that is a long day...and O'Hare is nice inside....outside its kinda a huge headache trying to drive too....LOL but is much better on the inside for travelling!

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  3. I don't know how you did it. My husband and I flew to Rome last year and we did have some stops, but no 8 hour layover. Of course I guess to me a layover is slightly better than being on the plane for that long haha

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  4. I was born in Budingen Germany~! I am so jealous of you right now~!!!!!! lol

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  5. I've always wanted to go to Germany. I hope you have a fun vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it. :D

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  6. It's awesome you're getting to spend time with your family! :-)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Life Lately // Vacation Update

Hello there! I just wanted to let you all know I made it to Germany in one piece. It was a loooong trip though, including an 8 hour overlay in London. I was so happy when I finally arrived in Frankfurt! I left Little Rock at 6am. First pit stop in Chicago (I LOVE O'Hare Airport!), and then across the big pond, London-bound.

My sister took this paparazzi snapshot of me. I just closed my eyes for 5 minutes. I promise.

I was cheap when I was booking the flight. That's why I had the 8 hours overlay in London. It wouldn't have been all that bad, but almost every single shop and restaurant was closed. I was a little surprised about everything being closed, since Heathrow is such a huge airport! Even the "Heathrow Express", the train connecting the terminals, was closed for the night. So I had to find the Night Bus stop, and wait 30 minutes to get on a (doubledecker) bus to my departure terminal 5. All this after 2 flights and hours and hours of traveling. Sucks.

Luckily there was a "Marks & Spencer" open at terminal 5, so I stacked up on water, fruit, and vegetables for the night. So I was just sitting there, watching "2 Broke Girl$", eating, drinking, people watching, all night, waiting for the security check-in to open at 5:30am the next morning.

The 3rd and last flight was from London to Frankfurt. Guess who fell asleep even before the plane took off? Yep, this gurrl. I slept the whole flight, only woke up once, when the flight attendant was trying to hand me a croissant. But then I fell back asleep and woke up seconds before we touched down in good old Germany.

The first 3-4 days were like hell, jetlag wise. I was so super sleepy! Now it's been 10 days already, and slowly I'm getting used to the German time zone again.

Watch out for some more posts from my time in Germany! 
And I have an awesome guest post coming up!


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7 comments :

  1. What a long day!!! Glad to hear you are almost back to normal :-)

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  2. Wow that is a long day...and O'Hare is nice inside....outside its kinda a huge headache trying to drive too....LOL but is much better on the inside for travelling!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't know how you did it. My husband and I flew to Rome last year and we did have some stops, but no 8 hour layover. Of course I guess to me a layover is slightly better than being on the plane for that long haha

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  4. I was born in Budingen Germany~! I am so jealous of you right now~!!!!!! lol

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  5. I've always wanted to go to Germany. I hope you have a fun vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it. :D

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  6. It's awesome you're getting to spend time with your family! :-)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni