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 was back in Vancouver again recently, even though I have been 4 times previously I’d not yet got around to going to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. There are regular free buses from Canada Place to the bridge, also as crew I got free entry, much better than the $40 entrance fee! 🙂 The weather was literally a washout, the benefit of this was the bridge wasn’t as busy as it usually is.
I was having a look through pictures on my phone and I realised that I haven’t blogged about some of the places that I’ve been too. Helsinki was my first ever night stop all the way back in December, it was really beautiful (and cold!) so I thought I’d share 🙂
Uspenski Cathedral/Uspenskin Katedraali an orthodox cathedral
I’ve been to Johannesburg, or Joburg as it is commonly called, 6 maybe even 7 times now but I’ve never thought to write a post. I had a really nice trip recently so thought I would pop up a post. Most trips to Joburg are made up of 3 basics: pool, wine/cocktails and steak so I suppose that is why I’ve never made a post as it could be seen as boring couldn’t it??! The hotel we stay in is absolutely gorgeous, it’s a favourite of all the crew.
On landing day we got to the hotel round about 9am, as it had been a night flight and I’d been up since 8am the day before I slept until about 2pm. I then headed down to the pool where I had a delicious strawberry daiquiri and had a chat with a few of the girls.
I’ve been to Vancouver 4 times now, and I have another trip coming up! The first thing you notice on the drive from the airport to the hotel is the scenery, it is absolutely breathtaking! I don’t really want to bore you with lot’s of posts about the same place, so this is a summary. Plus on 2 of the 4 trips it rained quite heavily so I didn’t really do much on them.
Here is where I will be flying to in August!
Johannesburg x 2
This months roster is great in that apart from the early report for my Prague I don’t have any early starts. I would have been happier if I had got either the Shanghai or Philadelphia I’d bid for, but oh well there’s always next month. I’m going to either ask for unpaid leave for the Prague or see if I can swap it for an available day as I have 2 available days after it and it will make it easier for me to get a long haul trip. I don’t have any standby which is great too!
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I’ve just came back from Chicago, I can easily say that it is my favourite US city that I have visited since I started flying. The hotel is in pretty much the perfect location, near to lots of restaurants and things to do. Most of the hotels that we stay in whilst in the States are miles away from anything even remotely interesting and the highlight of your trip is a visit to the mall or Walmart.
Again I had another great crew, I’m on a roll lately with amazing crew’s 🙂 We got to the hotel quite late at about 9pm-ish, after a quick shower and change of clothes I headed down to the hotel bar to meet some of the crew for a well-earned cocktail. Continue reading