July 25, 2008

So far, not so good.

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 6:22 am

Good morning. It’s about 5:45 your time, but getting close to noon here.

I’m here at Heathrow Airport, where due to unforeseen circumstances British Airways has made me miss my connection. The next flight to Istanbul is a mere five and a half hours from now. They’ve given me an exit row seat, and a voucher worth ten pounds at selected shops here in Terminal 5, but I’m really nauseous right now, totally exhausted from not sleeping much, and I’ve got a headache to boot, and I can’t stick the voucher in the internet machine (although I suppose with a headache I’m sort of wasting money anyway).

This is not how I had hoped my vacation would begin.

I’m not even sure if I’m supposed to contact the travel agency, as I’m not sure that they’d be rescheduling the airport transfer that is supposed to be waiting for me when I arrive. Although you’d think there’d be other tour passengers who were on my flight and are now in the same predicament. PSB I think is already in Istanbul, maybe even to the hotel. She has her BlackBerry but I’m not sure if it’s going to work or not. I’ve tried to e-mail her. . .

I will hopefully write again in a few days with more positive reports on my travels. Until then, I remain kvetchily yours.


  1. ugh.. least I don’t have to be so jealous now!

    Comment by T — July 25, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  2. I fınally made ıt to Istanbul and got to the hotel at 1 a.m. only to have to wake up
    agaın at 6:30, but I made ıt. I am now ın Gallıpolı, where PSB and I are solvıng a vısa ıssue she has wıth her trıp ın a few weeks - a helpful techıe seems to have solved ıt. We have to go meet back wıth our bus ın a few mınutes. . . a real post comıng soon. . .

    p.s. Notıce the funky ıs!

    Comment by Twın C — July 26, 2008 @ 6:06 am

  3. oh man, next time you’re stuck in heathrow for 5 hours, give us a shout! at the very least we could come hang out w/ you and pass the time, if they’ll let you back thru security.

    Comment by twirlygurl — July 30, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

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