~ europe day 1: taking off to london ~

09 March 2012

the day started as usual, aina went to school and ari went to work. i continued packing while they were out… once aina got home, she helped me packing her toys and bags. she was very excited that she couldn’t stop squealing.

we ended up with a medium sized luggage, my handbag, ari’s backpack and aina’s little backpack. we also brought along aina’s old stroller, which she hasn’t used for a year and a half.

our luggages

the cab dropped us off at Changi Airport around 8pm. i was hoping that this time we could fly from Terminal 3, but who would’ve thought that British Airways fly from Terminal 1… how disappointing!

so, we went to T3 anyway, to grab dinner and walk around.

walking around T3
walking around T3
on the way to the gate
waiting for our dinner
on the way to the gate
at the gate

then we went straight to our gate at T1 and boarded not long after. this is aina’s first long-haul flight where we use traditional airlines (as opposed to budget airlines). so she was all amused with the TV screen on the seat in front of her. she pushed all those buttons on the armrest, tried out the pillow and blanket…

comfy seats (compared to budget airlines)

and when the meals came, she had to try every single thing (even ours) enthusiastically. i guess she realizes that budget airlines are not usually as elaborate.

airlines food
airlines food

she even watched a movie (Happy Feet Two) while mommy and daddy were sleeping.

watching Happy Feet Two

surprisingly, we all had a good sleep. after aina got bored with the movie, she decided to lay down and fell asleep. the breakfast woke us up. and the plane landed in Heathrow, London a little after 4 in the morning. not long after we finished breakfast.

areal night view
at Heathrow, London
at Heathrow, London
at Heathrow, London
at Heathrow, London

i realized that i’ve never been to Heathrow. or at least to their Terminal 5 (hoo, 5 terminals). the thing about Heathrow is that the security check is a pain in the ass. maybe it isn’t as bad as in the States, but it makes me appreciate traveling around Asia… much more relaxed and free.

then, we’re off to Barcelona around 7:30 in the morning :)

at Heathrow, London
at Heathrow, London
on the way to Barcelona

today’s photo is in the flickr 9/3/2012 album.

~ comment (12) ~

beauty are mother and her daughter

Mohamad Ridwan Surono | 12 March 2012 - 06:14 | reply

thank you om :)

thalia | 12 March 2012 - 03:45 | reply

It’s wonderful that we can follow your trip through your blog. Aina is a big girl already. A nice family in a nice trip.

mimi | 12 March 2012 - 09:27 | reply

thanks, ma! i’ll try to keep up :) it’s been a fun trip, but rather tiring. hopefully, i will have time to write and upload photos each night :D

thalia | 12 March 2012 - 03:47 | reply

Thal, itu photo hasil x100 ya? Whoaaa *salah fokus

Iyay | 12 March 2012 - 10:07 | reply

betuuuul! emang foto2nya killer banget kok yay. ribet motretnya, tapi hasilnya ga perlu ditouch up lagi. warnanya keren dan super crisp!

thalia | 12 March 2012 - 03:48 | reply

waaa.. seneng banget liat Aina ke Europe!
Aina persiiiiis binggi waktu kecil ya.. plek banget!

yanti | 12 March 2012 - 10:42 | reply

haha, segitu miripnya ya? gue selalu mikir aina campuran gue & ari… tapi emang makin gede, makin mirip gue sih…

thalia | 12 March 2012 - 03:50 | reply

wow! have a good trip yaa… looking forward for the following pics

chili | 12 March 2012 - 03:31 | reply

thank you!! we’ll try to upload the pictures every night, tapi nulis entrynya suka keburu ngantuk, hihihi.

thalia | 12 March 2012 - 03:51 | reply

happy family!

Jeanette | 22 March 2012 - 02:06 | reply

thank you, jeanette! :D

thalia | 22 March 2012 - 02:21 | reply