Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adventure Log 1 - Travelling to Leuven Belgium

A little while back I got an internship over at the IMEC Institute in Belgium.  There was a lot of work with regards to visas and figuring out flights between then and now, but it has all paid off and now I'm in a small guesthouse room in Leuven Belgium across from a pizza place I may hit up later.

The flight took me accross nothern Canada and over Greenland.  Any time you opened a window, it was super bright out.  It litterally have not seen darkness in over a day.  Between time zones and long flights I've lost over 21 hours(I think).  I haven't slept in quite awhile.  It reminds me of when I first discovered Oblivion (zing).

The first thing that really stuck out was the insane Condor safety video:

I watched the video both times they showed it.  Condor also seems to be running with a Charlie Brown motif.  You can find snoopy on the side of the plane, your coffee cup and the pillow

They fed me on the plane - twice! - which was pretty good.  Near the end they started selling a bunch of duty free stuff - cigarretts mostly - which I thought was kinda strange for a flight.

Airports themselves weren't bad at all.  Even as someone who only speaks english both Frankfurt and Brussels weren't hard to navigate.   Both were pretty big and it took me a fairly long while to get between gates.  The airports themselves had smoking areas which unlike in Canda, appear to be sponsored as opposed to tucked away:

Anyway, so far so good.  I'm not sure what to do now, but I'll think of something.   Work starts on monday, so I have a couple days to sleep, adjust to the time change and explore.


1 comment:

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