Fly like an Eagle
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I go skiing with a group of friends. The group varies a bit in number and names
but there is a hardcore group of six, five guys and a girl. This year there are
seven of us; one of the guys brought his girlfriend along. Normally we all
drive to whatever destination, but this year there were not enough cars. One of
the buddies and I needed alternative transportation. After scrutinizing all of
our options (train, car rental and so on) we decided on flying to the airport
closest to our destination. Now that sounded like good news to me. If you know
me, you know I love to travel and more so to fly. I know it is a cliché but I
think the journey is at least half the fun. Although, when going skiing the
destination is important too, at least the altitude is. This year’s location
for our mischief is Oz en Oisans, near Alpe d’ Huez in France.
love to travel. I can’t get enough of the hustle and bustle at airports, lovers
hugging and kissing, sharply dressed businessmen hurrying along. Despite it
being great to fly, today’s security checks and number of people flying make it
less attractive to do so. Unless of course, if can you travel the way we did. I
booked a ticket online with Transavia.com from Rotterdam airport in the
Netherlands to Grenoble, France. Besides the online booking, I also checked in
online, the day before we flew. I printed our boarding passes at home and our
friends were kind enough to take all of our luggage in the car with them.
We had a
wonderful one and a half hour flight. The most fun I had was with take off. As
soon as we left the tarmac, and during our steep climb through the clouds, we
were treated to the best turbulence I have ever experienced.
Upon our arrival, we called our friends who already checked-in to the chalet, to pick us up. We got some jealous looks from other travellers who didn’t have this luxury. Rarely have I ever travelled this smooth. Down in the valley, we stopped by the supermarket for life’s necessities. After an hour or so, we headed in to the mountain with beer stacked to the ceiling of the car. The chalet turned out to be great and very roomy. It is a six-bedroom chalet with fully equipped kitchen. The view is spectacular, I am sorry if I bore you with yet more pictures of mountain ridges.