Friday, February 28, 2014

" my KLM overview "

On our next trip to Europe,
we chose the royal dutch airlines aka KLM.

Initially, we planned to book Qatar airways, mainly because of its price,
but luckily, on the day we're about to book, KLM's website got cheaper.

This was supposedly for an earlier post. *last 2012*
That year though, our first stop was Berlin.
But again, because there are still NO DIRECT FLIGHTS from Manila to Europe,
thus,its connecting flight was at Taiwan, then Amsterdam, then Berlin.

Plain tickets and Passports = checked.

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sipping a cup of tea, whilst browsing,
which by the way has lots of interesting reads,
don't have way too much ads.

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music and movie choices...

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here's what we had in-between flights:
not in chronological order

this was offered to us from Madrid to Amsterdam on our way to Manila.
Indeed very healthy and guilt free.

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I think this was what we had from Manila to Taiwan,
we boarded during the night so,
this was our dindin.

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what's inside...
well, not really as enticing as it looks though.

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side dish...

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looking at the view,
just landed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

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honestly haven't been into this country for more than a decade now,
I miss the Chinese characters, the Mandarin speaking scenario, the shopping and night markets.
It brings back good memories.

this was our transfer ticket. , don't lose this one,
this is like your 2nd boarding ticket.
as soon as you land,
a KLM team ushers you to its right direction,
so you're not left alone to go figure where you're headed next.

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a quick look inside the Taoyuan airport.
very hip and nice.

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and then another meal when we boarded.
but this time, i wasn't so hungry anymore.

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and voila!
after trying to get a good night's sleep inside the airplane that lasted more than 10 hours.
well, good luck on that!
There were two kids at the back of my seat who were intermittently crying and kicking and whining, almost non-stop.
then there was a new born (i think 3- 4 month old baby) in the center aisle,
who keeps crying also, especially when the plane gets a bit turbulent. ^0^
But on the bright side,
a glass of wine and an herbal medicine, kept me calm, and err... a bit sedated. ^0^

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I've just been Miffy-fied! ^0^
They're sooo adorable.

MIFFY is the official mascot of Amsterdam.

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"two roads diverged in a wood."

sometimes I get poetic. ^0^^

when we landed Amsterdam,
the signs were just twisted!
my first reaction was "Que Lío".
pure confusion at its big space.
only to realize that we had to literally walk from A to B,
boarding in less than 30 minutes,

whoa! we almost missed the flight,
because we were waiting at the wrong gate,
they informed us thru text that there were some changes,
but we weren't able to receive it,
hello?! the GLOBE roaming wasn't working then.

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here's me mimicking the über dashing Brad Pitt.

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and yes,
we even managed to hit the wi-fi for free.
Pepperoni brought her PSP.

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luckily, I re-check my ticket and asked the ground staff,
he then told us, we were the last 2 passengers and the plane was about to leave,
the ground staff quickly radio-ed the other end to wait for the two of us.

We, on the other hand literally drag our backpacks and ran as quickly as we can to get to the other gate,
made it almost in time.
I don't know what we'll do, if we really missed the flight. ^0^
needless to say,
we made it and then, on board, everyone was staring at us,
as if we're the very caused of this delay... * so embarrassing. *

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this is Berlin Schönefeld Airport.
It looks dated and has a very provincial feel to it. *sorry*
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we took a taxi that costs less than 25 euros to the city center and our hotel.

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and were so giddy when we finally saw a glimpse of Brandenburg gate.

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next post:
the second KLM review

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  1. Great trip.
    I like your mimicking shot. :)

  2. sometimes airport are fun exploration destinations themselves. but i hate stopovers.

  3. indrani : haha! tnx! ^0^

    pc: ugh! me too,
    dread that one. ^-^

  4. ganun din problem ko when i flew via KLM recently.i only had an hour and nababawasan pa yun ng time getting off the plane and ang layo ng isang terminal.

  5. melvin:
    hi there!
    you're forced to brisk walk tuloy esp.when you're petite. ^0^


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