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Abu Dhabi to Sydney - Saturday, 30 April 2011

Heading Home - Abu Dhabi to Sydney - Highlights and Lowlights

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This is the air traffic control tower at Abu Dhabi airport. Isn't it just the coolest thing you've ever seen?

Our flight from Sydney (14 1/2 hrs) left Abu Dhabi at 10.15 am (4.15 pm Sydney time) and arrived in Sydney at 6.15 am on Sunday, 1 May. It was a good flight and went pretty quickly. I watched a couple of movies, "That Thing You Do" and "Walk the Line" and slept quite a bit too.

We got to the domestic terminal in Sydney by 7.30 am and had to wait until 11.00 am and 11.30 am for our flights to Brisbane and Canberra. That was a drag but we couldn't risk missing our flights if we were held up in Customs and Immigration, like Phil and I were once on our way back from Viet Nam. It took hours to clear Customs and Immigration in Melbourne. It was pathetic and we missed our flight to Canberra.

Anyway, I finally landed in Canberra at 12.15 pm, tired but happy and with so much to tell Phil.

Highlights -
Royal Victorian Order Church Service and Reception
Friendly and very helpful UK citizens
Clean and tidy London
Train trip to Scotland
Beautiful Scotland
Putting beautiful pink rosebuds on Lorna's grave in Girvan, Scotland
B&B in Ayr, Scotland and owners John Doolan and his wife
Meeting Amy and Peggy from Chicago
"Queen - We Will Rock You" stage musical at the Dominion Theatre, London
Madame Toussards - fantastic
Windsor
David Jordon - our London Tour Guide
Isle of Skye
Inverness
Edinburgh
Reconnecting with a lovely brother and making memories together that we will never forget

Lowlights -
Dragging my suitcase up flights of stairs at UK Railway Stations
Getting a cold in Glasgow at the beginning of our "Scottish Dream" tour

Posted by gaddingabout 04:43 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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