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Europe for a month.. (updated)

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Here’s the final plan…

3 March 2008
Singapore Airlines SQ119 Kuala Lumpur-Singapore (184 miles)
Singapore Airlines SQ026 Singapore-Frankfurt (7984 miles)

4 March 2008
Lufthansa LH176 Frankfurt-Berlin (338 miles)
Apartments am Brandenburger Tor

8 March 2008
Lufthansa LH221 Berlin-Munich (386 miles)
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel

12 March 2008
Lufthansa LH977 Munich-Frankfurt (194 miles)
GHOTEL hotel & living Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen

15 March 2008
Lufthansa LH3446 Frankfurt-Budapest (648 miles)
Le Méridien Budapest

19 March 2008
LOT Polish Airlines LO534 Budapest-Warsaw (420 miles)
The Westin Warsaw

25 March 2008
LOT Polish Airlines LO751 Warsaw-Kiev (560 miles)
President Hotel Kiev

28 March 2008
Lufthansa LH3237 Kiev-Frankfurt
Singapore Airlines SQ325 Frankfurt-Singapore (7984 miles)

29 March 2008
Singapore Airlines SQ118 Singapore-Kuala Lumpur (184 miles)

Anyone flying the same flight / staying at the same places as I am in these periods? Let me know!

38 hours of flying, 18,882 miles on 11 flights in 27 days across 6 cities… *makes mental note to stock up on Valium*


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5 February 2008 at 21:06

Have you seen it?

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Did you happen to see my indoor 25-metre heated swimming pool and jacuzzi with fantastic views of Krakow? No? Too bad then…

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27 April 2007 at 4:50

Spring time…

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Dinner yesterday, Roasted Sunflower Seed crusted Baltic Cod with Dill Sauce…

Did I tell you I love Krakow? Okay I did. Everything’s been perfect since I landed at the airport yesterday.

Krakow airport (domestic terminal) is as small as it gets… I flew here via Warsaw on LOT Polish Airlines, one of the worse European carriers I’ve flew with before.

I didn’t have enough of zloty (Polish currency) when I landed and he offered to take my Euros instead! It ended up slightly cheaper paying in Euro. On the way to the hotel, he gave me a brief insight on Krakow. Needless to say he was very proud of his city. I wish I could say the same for me and Kuala Lumpur =)

The hotel I am staying in, the Qubus Hotel Krakow is one of Krakow’s latest hotel. Built in 2006, the rooms feature a contemporary design with predominant use of wood and pastel colours to accentuate warmth and comfort. My room isn’t as big as the one in Latvia, but it feels more comfortable. Free broadband internet truly tops the sundae!

My bedroom
Enough about hotels, it’s springtime in Krakow! Strawberries and insects are in season!

This HUGE fly that I swatted yesterday…

A few interesting facts about Krakow:

1. One of the oldest and largest cities of Poland.
2. One of the leading scientific, cultural and artistic centres of the country

3. Former residence of the Polish kings and a national capital, considered by many to remain the spiritual heart of Poland due to its history of more than a thousand years.

4. Major centre of local and international tourism, attracting seven million visitors per year.
5. Old town in Krakow – Unesco World Heritage Site.

4. Largely sparred from the devastation of the two World Wars.Most of Krakow’s buildings are mostly Renaissance with some examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Bronze chair sculptures near my hotel…

Written by Leo

26 April 2007 at 21:24

Prop Prop Prop Prop Prop Prop Prop Prop Prop

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Aiyoyo! Just discovered that my flight to Krakow, Poland tomorrow is on a plane with propellers…

*cue Indiana Jones music*

Presenting the LOT Polish Airlines flight LO 3901 featuring the ATR 72-500 series turbo prop aircraft.

*fade out Indiana Jones, fade in Superman music*

*deep voice*
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney 127F propeller engines and a typical cruising speed of 514 km/h, the ATR72 is able to carry up to 72 passengers at operating costs which are comparable to those typical of 50-seater. Consequently its operating cost per seat are by far the lowest available for regional transport. Operators worldwide unanimously associate ATR 72 with profitability.

Thanks to its low operating costs and high reliability, ATR aircraft has played a major role in the development of many Airlines. Advanced technology has been the key factor in reducing operating costs to a minimum, thanks to low fuel consumption, high maintainability and maximum commonality, as part of a family of aircraft. The cargo version is also enhancing its utilization.

Have I told anyone that I have a deep-rooted phobia for propeller powered aircrafts?

Written by Leo

21 April 2007 at 5:24

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