November 17th, 2008 – by: Exciterte
We had to make the choice to leave early, for the thousands time we get up early after a bad night of rest. We went to bed on Sunday at 22:30 and did not sleep from 2 to 4. At 04:30 Maurits came at our door to take us to Zaventem. We arrive there at 05:15 and we can start our check-in at 05:30. Our luggage will ��" hopefully ��" follow us to Madrid and then to San José. We drink a coffee at one of the bars; eat a sandwich and a biscuit. From here it goes to the electro shop; Timo buys an all-world adapter and then we go to gate A49. We wait here a moment and can board on time and in that way also on time for a day of waiting and flying. This flight is a short one ��" one hour and ten minutes ��" then we need to wait one and a half hour in Madrid and then the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean to San José.
The part from Brussels to Madrid with Iberia is OK, we arrive there in two hours, we just need to stay in transit and look for gates U, R or S. With the signs we know immediately the gate will be U62. According to the book in the airplane we would have to walk 65 minutes, but we are there in only 15. We have a sandwich with cheese and cheese and ham with water and water. We can board on time, but leave one hour late, because some people are stuck in the airport. So we get airborne with a delay of 1 hour, but the pilot can catch up during the flight. We sit here for ten hours and in a lot of different positions. We really tried everything and only slept a few hours, and then we arrive at San José airport. The prime minister of China is here and we need do wait another half an hour. We are ten hours on a plane and then we still have to wait for one person to get off.
After that everything goes smoothly, we pass by the customs department without any problems, our luggage arrived perfectly on time and then we need to look for someone from Ara-Tours. She has us waiting for a few moments, because another couple is still waiting for their luggage. After five minutes they are there too and we can leave. First they drop off the other couple and then it’s our turn. At 18:15 we are at the hotel and we check in, unpack and quickly go for dinner: two hamburguesa Torremolinos and four Imperial. Then we go to be and at 21:00 everything is quiet in our room. Tomorrow will be an early day.