Lucy goes around the world in 88 days: Day 87 & 88

Day 87: Monday 22nd September

Today was really exciting and really sad. It is the last day of this amazing 3 month overseas holiday! It is going to take 24 hours to fly home and because Australia is ahead in time we are going to loose a day which is why the trip is 88 days long.

The journey started with us being picked up from our hotel by limousine from Emirates airlines. Once we arrived at the airport, because we were flying home Business Class, we received invitations to the Emirates business class lounge which had very comfy seats, free food and drink, magazines and newspapers, and showers! All of this was in a private space in the airport away from the noise of the rest of the airport.

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The flight from Prague to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was 6 hours. ┬áIt was very comfortable because the seats in Business class turn into flat beds but the best part was the hundreds of movies you could choose from! We watched Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s Robin Hood, Toy Story and Toy Story 2!

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We arrived in Dubai at 11pm and our next flight to Australia was due to board at 1:45am. Again because we were flying in Business Class, we were invited into the Business Class Lounge which like Prague had free food, free wifi, and showers but because it is the upper level of Dubai airport it was not as quiet as the lounge in Prague. The flight home was 16 hours- the longest leg of this whole trip on the worlds biggest passenger plane- the A380! We had the amazing flat bed seat again with its special entertainment system and little shelves with bottled water, soft drinks and snacks and at the back of the cabin was a special lounge area with a little bar with more free food and drink!

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The food served on the plane was very delicious and because we were in Business Class, the flight attendants laid white tablecloths and real cutlery on the fold out tables. We were very spoiled! Apart from sleeping lots on the flat bed seats, we also watched lots of Miss Hannaford’s favourite TV shows which helped the time go by quickly!

We arrived back in Sydney at 10:30pm and customs checked the puppets Miss Hannaford had brought home because they were made of wood. Fortunately everything was fine with them and so we walked into the arrivals hall and there was a Limousine driver waiting for us holding up a board with Miss Hannaford’s name!

It has been an amazing holiday full of great adventures and incredible opportunities. I hope Miss Hannaford takes me on her next holiday whenever that will be…

– Lucy

Lucy goes around the world in 88 days: Day 85 & 86

Day 85: Saturday 20th September

Miss Hannaford is still unwell and since we had a late night last night going to see Don Giovanni, it was important that she stayed at the hotel and rested. It turned out to be a very good idea as there was a really bad lightening storm during the morning and heavy showers for the rest of the day!

 

Day 86: Sunday 21st September

Our last full day in Prague and the last full day of this amazing holiday!

Since Miss Hannaford was still feeling unwell- we decided to go slowly and visit the Petrin Tower on the other side of Prague. The Petrin Tower is on the top of a very steep hill opposite the castle. To get to the tower you can either walk up the hill for 30-40 minutes or you can catch the Funicular. The Funicular is a special train that climbs very steep hills using cables. The train itself is designed to be at an angle so the passengers don’t have to stand or sit at the steep angle. You do get fantastic views of Prague across the river when you are coming back down the hill!

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The design of the Petrin Tower is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France but it is only 1/3 of the height. It is possible to climb the 313 steps to the top of the tower but since Miss Hannaford was not well enough to climb all those steps, we decided to admire the tower from the ground.

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After visiting the tower, we decided to go on a tram ride up the other hill towards Prague Castle as Miss Hannaford wanted to get a picture of the symbol of the Czech Republic- the crowned Lion with 2 tails.

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Once we finished our tram ride. it was time to go back to the hotel to start packing for the big trip home!

– Lucy