Underheated But Satisfied

July 1st, 2008

Even as I write this the harsh coldness found only at the altitude of ten kilometers is sucking out the warmth from my left ankle.

I have been seated next to the emergency door, which offers additional floorspace and literally a window of opportunity for some aerial photography. But is a person such as Scandinavian R happy for such small things?

Indeed he is.

Still, there remains the problem of the numbing sensation steadily creeping up the left foot. Well, most perks have a downside which has to be taken into account. This time, however, Scandinavian R adjusts to the condition at hand by shifting the affected leg on top of the cabin luggage and has a strech while being offered some drinks to help pass on the time.

All in all, an acceptable flight for an intercontinental traveler.

V Day: Lounge @ Heathrow

June 24th, 2007

Heathrow Airport offers a grand selection of goods, fortunately limited by security and import restrictions. So far Scandinavian R has been sipping small amounts of single malt whisky (several brands, mostly from the Islay area) and has made some purchases including small cuban rolls to accompany a fine 5-year-old-smoky-and-powerful-cask-strength potion.

Culinarism (for the lack of a better word) aside the first waypoint, Executive Lounge, was reached in approximately three-and-a-half hours, after a time spent in a strict security line.

Scandinavian R, whose legs are still quite operational, is nearing the longest part of the journey - a ten hour flight towards the Destination Country.

There is still time to inspect the british weather (overcast skies with light rain) - from the confines of an international airport.

Next up: Destination Country.

V Day

June 24th, 2007

This is the moment when the magic happens. Scandinavian R departs from the Point of Origin and sets his bearings towards an intercontinental journey spanning several Time Zones.

Next stop: Heathrow Airport, London.

“No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.” - Buckaroo Banzai