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Today 28 march. The day!! I woke up early. At 06.20 my mobile phone is ringing (time to wake up!!). I didnâ€™t slept very well, and iâ€™m not really wide awake. But that is not really a problem, as long as i dress myself and get something to eat. My parent are gonna bring me to the airport Schiphol, so they also wake up early. When I am eating my breakfast i canâ€™t eat (probably to nervous!). Not especially for the flight, but mostly because I havenâ€™t got a clue whatâ€™s waiting for me on the other end.
On Schiphol, we look to the departure list, and see we have to to KLM departure 2. And the gate is E6. Iâ€™m walking a bit fast, because the excitement is stiring my inside. Form the outside I must have looked like a death fish, but from the inside I still canâ€™t believe that iâ€™m going to Romania!! At the KLM incheckregistrer there are already 3 persons, plus my two teachers.
True the inchecking with boarding passes (what we already did, through internet) we went to check our luggages in. Assil had the heaviest bag. Itâ€™s weight was 18.9 so that was very much, if you compare to the 20 kiloâ€™s we were admitted to take along. For here no souvenirs! :P My bag was 14.3 or something, so not to much, but more then i expected.
After this incheck, we went through the passportcontrole. Always funny how nervous people get when they stand waiting behind that yellow line :P after this we went to get breakfast.
At the gate E6 we went trought the scaners for the other luggage, and trought the metal detectors. It was funny because everyone of us, went smling when the detector didnâ€™t alarmed his alarm. The securtiy peole really noticed that this flight certainly was the fist flight for some of us, no effence but it is really exciting for the first time, so I can understand.
In the plane the first thing i got thinking of was going to the lavatory. Man i really drank to much water, but better 20 times to the lavatory then getting dehydrated while the flight.
At the airport of Romania were finally there!!!!!!!!!!!!! We still canâ€™t believe it. We landed in Bucharest, and the traffic is a real chaos! We went in 2 cabs, and our driver kept praying or something.
I didnâ€™t expected that Romania was this poor. You have heard it from others, and saw some figures about bad economical situations, but when you are really in it, itâ€™s a real eye-opener! I was a bit shocking actually. And i started to get some pity for this people, but then i realized that we have helped this alnd before, but our money just ends up in a bottomless hole. So itâ€™s a sad situation, but a true one. I have never seen so many people living such lives as they do. But it is also a bit cool that they can manege such situacions.
And finally we were at our NH hotel. We filled some forms in, and choosed who we wanted as roommate.
We went walking trough the city, and after that we went to a nice restaurant. I was a real challenge to read a romanian menu. When we walked through the city, we went to a carrefour (known as a French supermarket) but also here in Romania) to buy some water. The water here you canâ€™t drink, so that was a bit annoying. I also bought a pair of sunglasses, because i didnâ€™t take them with me because i didnâ€™t expect it to be that hot. Luckily i had brought a whole bunch of t-shirts, so that for this type of weather i did had something to wear.
Now i am going to sleep. We have breakfast tomorrow at 9.00 and then we are going to visit some more touristic spots. It was a full, exciting, and heck of a long day. So now i am going to sleep when Melek is finishing her shower.