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Aug. 1st, 2012 | 02:26 am

So: there is free wifi in Frankfurt Airport. Problem: you need a live cellphone to use the free wifi. My cellphone is in North Carolina.

So I forked out five euros to get an hour of web time so I can tell you I'm alive. Also to bitch about Newark.

- Newark is a sucky horrible airport. They didn't even tell me about which gate I was supposed to board at UNTIL FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE FINAL CALL. I had to run out, exit the screened areas, get the skytrain over to the right terminal, and then get screened by the TSA all over again before they let me in.

- The TSA didn't give me trouble per se, but I keep thinking it would be more efficient for all parties involved if they told me to remove my money belt and my knitting row counter BEFORE I stepped forward, not after, and both at the same time, not one at a time. Perkele.

- Lufthansa is a niiiice airline. Maybe the wine they kept plying us passengers with helped. One sticking point, and something that isn't their fault; I wound up sitting in the same section as a kid who decided to cry for five of the seven hours I was in the air, and wouldn't stop wailing. Nope, Mel has had no sleep at all.

- Surprisingly little trouble with Customs. The officer was pleasantly surprised I spoke elementary German and could greet him and thank him in Deutsch.

- Similarly, everyone at Frankfurt has been very friendly so far. It's not as nice an airport as Changi International, but I'm not too bothered by that. I have a place to sit, a spot to use the hour of wifi I bought from Telekom (FIVE FRIGGING EUROS, PEOPLE) and later I can knit and try to stay awake until my flight to Helsinki.

- Mel out.

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Just Roll A d20 For SAN Now

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from: camwyn
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Newark Airport is pretty much just horrible across the board, yeah.

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Laria

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from: laria_gwyn
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Changi has spoiled me for all other airports ever.

I'm glad you're alive, bb! Hope you're having fun! :)

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Laudre

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from: laudre
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
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*hugses*

Glad you're okay, love.

As of right now, I think you're on the bus to Jyväskylä. I figure you'll be getting there by late afternoon/early evening my time.

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skiriki

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from: skiriki
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
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FYI, folks, Minty is now in Helsinki, and in company of our mutual friend who is being her guide. In forty-five minutes or so her bus is starting to head towards Jyväskylä.

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skiriki

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from: skiriki
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
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And, at the moment she's on her way to Jyväskylä. She'll be here in two hours, and we will go and pick her up from the bus station.

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skiriki

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from: skiriki
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
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YAY!

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