10 Days before Ironman: The Big Long Haul from Amsterdam to Perth

So here I am in the plane with the family direction East, just passing over Iran. It feels like starting our tour around the world of 2009 all over again, but with just some slight differences. 1. We only travel for a total of 5 weeks against 52. 2. The children are 3 years older and it makes it so much easier. 3. We did not forget to apply for visas back then…. Yes, indeed visas for Australia. I realised that 2 days ago when I wanted to check-in online. The system did not let me print boarding passes due to a lack of visa application. Oops. A few minutes laters, application are filled on line and sent..but for some reasons only Zoe gets a grant to enter Australia. It is not without a certain level of nervousness that we standing in front of the ground staff member at the check-in counter, waiting for her to tell her our fate. But she was marvelous, not only did they sorted our visa issues, but looking at our distress she decided to do  this all for free (we can make great distress faces…). Unbelievable. Once again the Dutch readiness to help has struck. I cannot imagine anything like this could have happened in other countries.’ Anyway, the bike case is now safely stowed away in the belly’plane and we have 5 hours flight behind us already. Only 13 to go with 3 hours stop-over in Singapore.


Author: 2seventy

2seventy is not only about me being born in February 1970 but also about 270 degree view of my life in opposition to rounded 360 degree view.

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