Published: April 7th 2012April 7th 2012
Abu Dhabi Airport
Enjoying a much-needed coffee!
We flew out of Brisbane on Thursday 5th
April, with the first stop being Singapore. We were only off the plane long enough to go out of the arrivals gate, down the hall and back through security (where Deb had the pleasure of a pat-down – clearly she looked like a terrorist) to get back on the plane bound for Abu Dhabi. Touched down in Abu Dhabi, and had enough time for a coffee, a rest, and a chat to some fellow travellers before boarding for London. The brief stop in Abu Dhabi was interesting – the terminal is unbelievable, and the sheiks with their bodyguards and the groups of Polici trotting around with their semi-automatics reminded us that we were far from home LOL We behaved ourselves in Abu Dhabi :)
The last leg to London was uneventful, we just tried to get some sleep. If anyone is wondering who to fly with, we can recommend Etihad – the service was great, the food was fantastic (airline food, we couldn't believe it either) and the flights were smooth and on-time. Big tick!
Apparently the time to get through Heathrow Customs was some sort of record, and everyone that we
Yes. It was cold LOL
have dealt with have been helpful and friendly. We ended up hiring a car and driver to take us to Southampton – this was the cheapest option and also the most stress-free. Door to door service!!
April – we spent the morning walking the Southampton historic sites … there are SO MANY! It was fantastic. Tudor House was amazing, and the town walls are dated back to the Normans (and earlier in the case of one church). Markets were on in the high street, so we had a snout round them before ensconcing ourselves in the “Duke of Wellington” pub, for a good English lunch of pie, chips, peas and gravy – all washed down with a pint or two of their best.
That's the latest gang, we're off to another bar for a pint or two of Guinness, with the good chance of a big sleep after that. Lovin' holidays!!
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