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Old 28th April 2009, 10:49   #61
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Leadfoot, he most likely has problems with the safe word.


for those who dont know what that is, watch Eurotrip. for those who have seen Eurotrip and still dont know what it is, shame on you.
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whats that word. what script is that. i have seen eurotrip but i cant recollect what reference you are making.

btw Amsterdam is nothing like shown in Eurotrip. It is a truely beautiful place. the canals, the streets, the architecture and the people.

Wait until Sam starts posting. I will try and chip in with a few photographs if His Yeti Highness would not minding me hijacking with a few pics.
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Leasfoot, you GOT to be kidding me. Amsterdam is a major part of Eurotrip. remember Jamie going to get his camera 'serviced', Cooper going to a Club where Lucy Lawless promises him unlimited pleasure until she heard the safe word?
also, it is in Amsterdam that Scotty and Jenny go to a hash bar to have hash brownies without any hash.

this should jog your memory Eurotrip - Vandersexxx - SpikedHumor - Recherche vidéo sur Truveo

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Old 28th April 2009, 11:58   #63
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Maybe it wasn't such a great idea to fly Emirates.

We weren't sure about how we wanted to get to Holland, but we knew we wanted to get to Frankfurt first. Emirates had a great price and I was entitled to some extra discounts.
I'd booked us to Frankfurt (via Dubai of course)

The flight to Dubai was uneventful, but I had been completely sleepless.

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Dubai.

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Spending 2 hours in Dubai isn't too bad. We could be in a worse place.

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Hello Sam
Congratulations on the award.
Hope this blog continues well into the award ceremony and the celebrations.
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Old 28th April 2009, 12:42   #65
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Dubai to Frankfurt will be another 6.5 hours.


My head hurts. I hate these 4 am flights. You don't sleep all night and you cannot sleep all day. You want to sleep on the flight, but it is difficult with all the movement and changing light and uncomfortable seating.

I'd already watched "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and 6 episodes of "Friends" onboard. My head was hurting and my eyes were red.

My colleague and I manage to talk a little about work and the meetings but it isn't much. Sometimes he sleeps a little while I watch the movie.
I was hoping that Jenny would come to Frankfurt. It had been many days since I saw her last.

Frankfurt is surprisingly pleasant outside the plane.

I receive a message from Jenny letting me know she cannot come to the airport. Ah well, I'm going to see her tomorrow in any case, no point in being unreasonable.
Still, we now have 4 hours in Frankfurt.

I haven't slept at all. I feel a bit strange and weightless as we walk around Fraport.

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We've decided against renting a car to go to Amsterdam. It makes no sense to rent a car that will remain parked in the hotel. From the itinerary we've been given, it looks while we may not have any sightseeing time at all!

Still, we visit Sixt and Avis and Europcar to get the rates. We see the new Mercedes GLK280 at Sixt. It's not a very handsome car.

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Cabrios cost 3 times a regular car. We're tempted but choose to fly low cost.

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The flight is at 6pm.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amsterdam Schiphol.

The flight lands 20 minutes before schedule.
The flight was fairly uneventful, except the food which was truly awful. Every time I think of a bad domestic flight in India, a quick euro-domestic flight reminds me of our high service standards.

The AKGs are blasting straight into my fuddled brain. It's 7.30 pm here (11pm back home), bright sunlight streaming into Schiphol airport. I'd left home at 2am. I've been awake and travelling for 21 hours.
I'm thinking of a cool white bed in my room, but a quick look at the 'Berry and I realise that our first meeting starts in 45 minutes.

Schiphol is an interesting airport.

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Outside, the weather is great, albeit a bit cold.
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I turn and look at the pots on the ground and that's when it hits me. It's TULIP season in Holland. How lucky am I to be here?

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I stop and stare for a while at the gorgeous tulips. The world is a beautiful place and I am very blessed to be here.

Now if I could only get some sleep...
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The blog has started and the F5 is getting ready to scream "Help". This help is directed to Sam .

I hope Sam is listening.

BTW good start to the blog. Look forward to the action.

OT: I have not been able to appreciate the new MB design. The GLK atleast looks looks futuristic and beautiful in parts but not as a whole. And I thought the Germans would know the saying " Whole should be more than the sum of parts"
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The blog has started and the F5 is getting ready to scream "Help". This help is directed to Sam .
Worry not, I intend to make at least 5 to 7 posts today.

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The flight was fairly uneventful, except the food which was truly awful.
I forgot to mention, it was also one of the smallest airplanes I had been on. A Fokker jet.
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A Fokker jet.
funny name too. how many seats it had 10 ?
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A Fokker jet.
Sounds awful

The tulips! I would love to visit Netherlands just for this one.
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In late 1980's, Fokker planes made their presence felt in India through a lost cost Airline called "Vayudooth" started by Govt of India to connect smaller cities. Lot of them crashed and I definitely remember a one that crashed in Ujani Dam near Pune.

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I forgot to mention, it was also one of the smallest airplanes I had been on. A Fokker jet.
It is the so-called KLM Cityhopper.
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In late 1980's, Fokker planes made their presence felt in India through a lost cost Airline called "Vayudooth" started by Govt of India to connect smaller cities. Lot of them crashed and I definitely remember a one that crashed in Ujani Dam near Pune.

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I forgot to mention, it was also one of the smallest airplanes I had been on. A Fokker jet.
Fokkers Friendship Aircrafts were being used by IC under their Alliance Air brand till about 3 years back on the NE sector. They slightly smaller than the ATR - 48/72 and bit more noiser and also prone to engine stopping in Mid Air (experienced one myself)
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Fokker, Hopper ...confusing. Just as you are confusing Fokker with Vayudoot's Dorniers.
f5 again.

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We take the shuttle to our hotel and check in. A quick shower and we're at our meeting.

A few drinks that night and I play catch-up with the news from all my colleagues.

Almost everyone has the same questions! After all they are Jenny's ex-colleagues.

Show me your hands? Where's the ring!?
Aren't you married yet?
How is Jenny, how is India treating her?
Does she like it there? How is your new home?
Where is she, how is she?


I smile and answer them all patiently with the same answer

Ask her tomorrow when she gets here.
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