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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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
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