As I calmly walked towards Petras house from the scool, I took my time looking around at the snow that had allready started to melt, spring was making its passage. The gentle breeze that was blowing felt cold and good against my cheaks. I arrived at Petras house three hours before we were to leave for the airport.
We made shure that we both had everything we needed for the last time before we left, we both were stressing a bit. As we finaly were finished with the last check we headed to the car. It didn´t take long to arrive to the airport of Helsinki-Vantaa, there we said our goodbyes to Petras mom and sister who had given us the lift.
At the airport we had two friends who had came to say their goodbyes as well. They left after queing with us at the check-in and luggage dropp. Now we made our way to the inner part of the airport. We bought some snacks for the flight and off we went, towards Madrid where we were to make our transit to another plane.
Here is where the adventure started. In the airplane we noticed that in the flight ticket it said that our next flight would leave the next day at 07.15 when it should have departed at 00.05 on the same day! The person at the flight desk had forgotten to tell us that the fligt was delayed 7 hours. We were furious and I felt how the anger swelled inside of me. We could not do anything else than wait for more information when we arived in Madrid. It was a weird feeling of both eagor and disapointment. I tried my best to sleap or take a nap during the 4 hours we felw but it was useless, I just couldn force myself to sleap. 4 hours and two flight meals later we arrived at the airport in Madrid. It was an amazing building and had many terminalls and modern structures. I had fogotten my worries in an instant.
You would propably think that we had allready given up all of our energy and become bitter but we lived only on sheere willpower. We were both ignorant in thinking that this was the worst of it, unknowing of what laid ahead.
|Free food & Wine|
We didn´t have time for breakfeast so we both hurried to take our stuff and go downstairs to the reception to give back our room keys. We were now loaded with new energy for our next flight. We were in luck, we made it to the first buss that left for the airport. At the airport we met our next obsticle the flight had been delayed utterly by one hour. Well we didn´t care at that point so much because we had allready been delayed 7 hour and for that reason missed our next flight in Brasil ,destined to fly at 13.40. to Passo fundo from São Paluo. We had breakfeast at the airport. I had a couple of coffeys to kickstart my motor. The soothing aroma of a dark roast coffey gently caressed my tastebuds. Afterwards we had a long 10-11 hours flight ahead of us. I could guess from experience that I would not get any sleep during the flight.
|Outside of GIG airport|
|Hotel in Porto Alegre|