Left Sydney late last night after being dropped off at the airport by Jess and Teddy. Jane’s daughter and boyfriend. Checked in having to manoeuvre two bike bags down the thin corridors they make to the check in counter. Had to move a few poles to get by but with bag and bike we were well under our 30kg limit. Had to then take the bikes across to the oversized baggage counter and check them in.
All done so went throughb to the departure lounge. A bit of duty free shopping then to the bar. A much needed glass of wine and we were ready to go. Luckily the bar was right beside our departure gate.
It was a long trip to Doha. 14 hours through the night but arrived safe and sound. When we landed at 5.20am the announcement on arrival told us that it was Ramadan and we were not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours. When I got out of the plane I asked one of the flight attendants if we could at least drink water and was told no.
When we got into the terminal we realised it only applied outside the terminal as the coffee shop was open and people were eating and drinking.
So we are now on the plane ready to take off for the final leg of 6hrs and 50mins to Paris.
Look out Gay Paree we are on our way.