Day 1 - Travel and arrival
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Got up at 7 when I had only gotten to bed at 4 after spending hours chatting on msn and drinking a lot more wine than is good for me. The few hours I slept were not spent dreaming of
I had a few things left to do in the line of last minute packing and spent the last hours before the arranged pick up time checking TB once more just in case anything had happened in the 3 hours that I slept…
My sister arrived and we took the kids to her place to be babysat by her husband until my mum would arrive in Meppel.
We then basically had to hang around the airport to wait for our departure.First we had to sort out the luggage situation as there are very strict rules now regarding hand and cabin luggage. This meant a lot of moving around of stuff between suitcases and my sister putting on a second coat so we didn’t have any extra kilo’s. As there is not a lot to do at Weeze airport we basically just sat around chatting and had a quick look around the shop.
We then checked in and went through the safety checkpoint.
At first we ended up quite a few rows apart end our hand luggage at almost opposite ends of the plane as it was so busy, but after take-off we managed to find two seats behind each other so at least it felt like we were going on holidays together. The flight from Weeze to
We arrived at
We got off at the Avenida El Cid and walked to the hostel past some beautiful buildings and other points of interest which we will explore at a later stage. When we got to the hostel I started off in my best Spanish (which is not very good at all) but the guy at reception spoke English to us straight away. The walk to the room upstairs was interesting, very narrow and steps leading everywhere like a maze. The room was basic but pleasant, with a private bathroom.
After getting unpacked we walked down the road for a bite to eat and a drink, which we ended up getting at Tre Fratelli just around the corner. And yes, as the name suggests, this is an Italian restaurant, but we were just too tired to walk any further in search of a Spanish one…. Again, everyone started speaking English to us from the moment we walked in the door. We had some red wine, a starter, bread and could not resist the flan for dessert. The food was very nice, we had a nice chat and afterwards walked back to the hostel to have a good night’s sleep so we could go explore the city nice and refreshed the next day!