Well I’ve actually technically been crew for 10 1/2 months, but it has been a year since I started training and became cabin crew. I still can’t quite believe that I have been working for as crew for a year now, it’s been a crazy year full of emotion and adventure, I’ve had my ups and downs but I wouldn’t change a thing! – Actually that is a lie there are a few things that I would like to change, but I want to keep this a positive place so I won’t go into it here 🙂 – In one short year I have made new friends, travelled to more places than I could have ever dreamt of, tasted weird and wonderful food, experienced different cultures and I’ve also learnt more about myself as a person.
Down Route Diaries has been to: Angola, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
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Time for the final part of my 9 day SIN/SYD trip 🙂 I must admit that by the time we where flying back to Singapore I was starting to feel very tired, I think I underestimated how tired I was going to be!
We arrived at the hotel around 9PM, a few of the crew arranged to go for drinks and food but I was exhausted and pretty much fell asleep as soon as I got to my room. I slept until 1AMish, when I was woken by my rumbling stomach so I headed to the McDonald’s (up until this trip I have managed to avoid going to McDonald’s, on this trip I managed a total of 3 visits eek!) around the corner where I bumped into another crew member so we chatted for a while before I called it a night and went back to bed.
I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep, I made sure to slap on plenty of factor 50 and then headed out in search of breakfast before a day of sightseeing. I was torn between going to the botanic gardens or Chinatown, I went with Chinatown as I wanted to visit the temples.
We arrived in Sydney at about 6AM, I didn’t want to waste a moment of the time I had there, so after arranging to meet up with one of the girls I showered and changed, then chilled for a while before heading out to explore. Some of the crew had mentioned that a really nice thing to do in Sydney was to have a champagne breakfast at one of the many restaurants and cafes, so we set off to find somewhere!
I am going to split my SIN/SYD trip up into separate posts, it would be far too long not to! So up first is my first visit to Singapore, hope you enjoy 🙂
The flight to Singapore from LHR was probably one of the most difficult and tiring that I’ve done, so when we arrived I quickly showered and changed before meeting up with some of the cabin and flight crew for some well-earned drinks and Chinese food.
I recently operated my last flight to Vancouver, I am hoping that it will come back to the A380 next year! On this trip I was lucky enough to be joined by one of my training buddies, and I had worked with a few of the crew before so the flight was really nice as we all got along great 🙂
The flight out wasn’t completely full which is unusual, as every other Vancouver I have done we have been completely full in business class and econmomy, I never know what it’s like in First class as I’m not trained to work there so don’t pay much attention to it! The customers were all really nice, and they didn’t complain or act like their world had just come crashing down around them when we ran out of chicken haha!
When we arrived at the hotel I quickly got showered and changed before going down to meet my friend for a bite to eat. There is an organic supermarket near the hotel that I always go to on landing day, so we went over and bought some fruit and had a bowl of chicken and rice soup which was just what we needed as neither of us fancied a big heavy meal 🙂
October’s roster is a bit of a strange one because, on the one hand I got 0% bid satisfaction so I was obviously a bit miffed buuuut on the other hand I have finally been given the SIN/SYD that I have wanted to do since I found out I got the job and looked at the routes I could potentially do! October is also my birthday month so I was ever so slightly worried that I would be stuck on standby, thankfully I have a nice little night stop 🙂
I went to the Lion & Safari Park on one of my first ever trips to JNB back in January. I was in two minds about whether I should write this post or not, the safari aspect was fine it seemed a bit basic but it wasn’t expensive so I wasn’t expecting much. The lion cub interaction however, I really did not like one bit, it is painfully obvious that they have been drugged and it just left me with a horrible taste in my mouth, Continue reading