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.
The flight from Prague to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was 6 hours. It 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!
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!
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…