The tours and travel gave my passport two days before my departure date to Penang, and I had to give them back right after I came back from Penang. Ohh so complicated!
Two days before the D day of the tour, all participants got email saying that we shall gather at Soekarno Hatta airport at 5pm, on 17 Sept. At that time, I still confuse whether my visa is approved or not, so I decided not to start packing. On 16 Sept evening, I got a phone call from the tour leader, he confirmed once again what time and where we shall met on the next day. After the phone call, I realized that I need to start packing.
Enjoy the stories and the pictures. By the way I borrowed Rene's SLR for this trip and took 1,250 pictures! But as Rene is not travelling with me this time, I hope my blog readers will not be dissapointed to see the pictures taken by myself:p
17 Sept 2011
Our Turkish airline leaving from Jakarta on 6.30 pm to Singapore. The aircraft is really nice and clean, it has a unique way to inform passenger the safety standard, they use video with Manchester United players in it, just what you might have seen on their tv ad. Wow, a smart way to utilize MU stars as Turkish Airline is sponsoring MU at the moment:)
30 minutes after the departure, we were served by a refreshment of sandwich and a drink. I asked for a mineral water, and they gave me a sparkling water. Ooh I should have asked just "water" instead. For the rest of the flight, I asked to have water, and I got Evian.
We arrived at 9.30 pm Singapore time and had only 20 minutes transit time. I hurry walked to the prayer room and walked back to the gate. Glad that I am now familiar to the Terminal 2 of Changi. Thanks to the experience of 6 hours waiting in Changi for our Hongkong flight back in 2010:p
The journey continued to Istanbul, we left Singapore at 11.00 pm Singapore time. We had a refreshment of Turkey's hazelnut, and when I started to close my eyes, they gave us dinner at 8.30 Istanbul time, but it was 00.30 am Indonesian time! But as they served salmon steak, I ate it anyway. I had to put pepper on the salmon to get my taste.
After the dinner, it was the sleeping time. I took my alergic medicine, and it made me sleep until the stewardess served us breakfast at 4 am Istanbul time. I look at the tv, we have flown for 8.5 hours. Wooo so tiring.
I enjoy flying Turkish Airline. They have an excellent entertainment and also great food. But the stewardesses from Jakarta to Istanbul flight were not friendly at all! I don't know why they can be choosen as Best Europe Airline 2011 with those unfriendly stewardesses! Out of 10, I give the stewardess score maximum only 6.
written on October 16, 2011