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8/29/2016 2 Comments
Scotland with Grace 2016 - Day 1
Note: Due to lack of internet, these posts are going live after returning from my trip :-)
Day 1. A bit unsettling to know how long this day has been. It started Monday 6am with normal morning routine, finishing packing, getting to the airport and such. Here it is, a bit more than 24 hrs later and I've been to Chicago, Frankfurt, and finally Edinburgh. (Which was not the original plan--though it worked--and with very little sleep)
This sweetie kept me entertained on the hop from Frankfurt to Edinburgh. She speaks Chinese and English with a charming Scots accent.
I would have enjoyed the Frankfurt airport a bit more had I not arrived late morning after leaving Chicago after midnight. The original plan was to fly direct from Chicago to Edinburgh, arriving in Scotland a bit after 7am. But bad weather grounded my originating flight to Chicago, and all the dominoes fell in scattered disarray. A kind young man rebooked me ASAP (I could have spent the next 24 hours in Chicago O'Hare airport waiting for the next direct flight to Edinburgh!), giving me a bit of a detour over Europe. The photos above are of the area near Frankfurt as the plane took off for Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Airport! At last! By the time I realized my luggage had not made the trip with me, discussed my plight with several kind people (which got the ball rolling to find it, but didn't come up with it magically from some back room), and got a taxi, it was late evening. However, the hotel had set a plate aside for me and I was able to relax amid my new friends with a glass of wine and many offers of help from their own suitcases. How kind!!
I brought a complete change of clothing with me as well as all my general necessities, so I should be fine for a day or so.
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