Friday, December 15, 2006

tranSIT till my butt fell asleep

I am halfway through my journey to the dark continent and I am already tired. I am exhausted physically and mentally. I wish I could shut off like half of these people on the plane but I can't sleep a wink. So far from Detroit to Holland I have watched three movies in succession, ODed on diet pepsi and eaten breakfast and dinner. My eyes are itching cause my contacts want out and my butt is half asleep. The airport in holland is beautiful but the way I am feeling I couldn't be bothered. I looked for a Wifi hotspot and plugged in but I have to get back to my terminal soon because I want to schmooze with folks and kill boredom of the flight. I haven't read but two chapters of my book and my ipod hasn't had any playtime yet. All I can say is I can't wait to lie on a cold pair of sheets and taking a bath. This is how bad I hate being on transit, I actually went to a KLM desk and asked them to put me on the next flight available to my destination. I can't believe they only operate one flight per day! Are you kidding me? Its Christmas for Christ sake, don't you think you can add another flight on the rooster. Anyway I am done bitching. I am off to look for a place where I can get a decent cup of espresso and maybe go wash my face and freshen up. SAVE ME PLEASE!! Some dude from West Africa just came up to me to ask me about flights and stuff. He can't speak good english and all i can gather is he is heading to Kiev and wants to pick up his luggage. I thought if you are in transit you don't pick up your luggage, the airline takes care of all the headache. Maybe I should be worried about my luggage?? nah.......I got what I need in my carry on: My laptop, my books, my contacts, my feminine toilteries and my cell phone. No wonder my back is breaking. Pray that I don't have to have any issues when I get to Africa, I would hate to have an excuse never to go back there.

8 comments:

wasmaniac said...

Its the best time to come, mvua ime stop and the glorious sunshine u miss in 'ur' lands is back...

Pray that I don't have to have any issues when I get to Africa, I would hate to have an excuse never to go back there

On the contrary, ikibamba sana, will it be an excuse not to go back to states?

Om said...

Shouldn't you say your lucky to escape that Twin Cities brutal December weather? I'm sure it's not below freezing where your heading, is it?

Anyway, have a safe and splendid trip.

Aya said...

Best of luck in your travels! These long trips with multiple transit points can wear a girl out. I know all about tote bags that weigh 50 kilograms. Be safe and have loads of fun.

SleepDepraved said...

Wasmaniac I am ready to post another experience in Africa. KLM/KA lost one of my bags and it took me two hours in line before I could get some help. Its unbelievable that they don't even have a computer at the baggage claim desk and they can't inform me anything till they fill in the paperwork and input it in the computer.Apparently a whole day thing. I am giving up on that bag and all the gifts in it.

Om actually Mn is not cold. Its a nice winter this year, I am actually freezing here in Africa.

Aya Actually my bag is not that packed and in Holland they threw away my facial cleanser and moisturizer cause they were 18 mls over the limit. The bottle was half full and the guy just threw it out without any explaintion or sympathy. I have to find another way to keep from breaking out now. I just wish these stupid restrictions were standard everywhere. Each port of entry apparently has their own rules!

Flower.of.Chaos said...

Have fun SD! And take pics. I expect to see everything!

Abdallah said...

Good luck

NM said...

wow mashallah! You will have a wonderful time am sure. It is cairo?!

Idil said...

lets see.....since my mom told me they tired to shoot iman (the supermodel) when she went to somalia lets just say i got scared silly and was like oh my god hope she was okay then my cousin and her newly married husband went to somalia to see their home land and my cousin was kidnapped for a month and was held ransom am i going back? hell no i consider my slef a princess and crazy somlias will try and kill me.........joking bout the princess stuff but it seriously scared me

have fun though! ;)