Saturday, September 13, 2008

Setting off!

We left the UK on September 10th 2008. It was an early (6.00am) checkin at Birmingham International for a 9.00am departure. Thanks to Pete and Ele for taking us and to my parents for meeting us for final (and very emotional) farewells. After a minor panic regarding visas and travel arrangements for Costa Rica, the less said about which the better, we took off on time and had a good flight to New York Newark airport, which took about 8 hours. Man, staff there are surly! I complained to a guy about the fact that, while checking our passports and boarding cards, he hadn´t said a single word to us but spent the whole time flirting with his co-worker. His response? "What do you want me to say to you, sir?" I presume the "sir" was meant ironically. The flight out of Newark was delayed for about an hour and a half, but we got into San Jose, Costa Rica ok in about 5 hours. Took a cab to our hostel and checked in, then went straight to bed!

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