This post is a little different from most of my blog posts. I didn’t make anything because I am on VACATION. The airports that I travelled through are above and might not be familiar to many, at least those of us in North America. We started our journey in Victoria British Columbia Canada and landed in Victoria Mahe Seychelles. We a left on a Thursday afternoon and arrived on Saturday morning. The night before we left I was freaking out a little bit because I couldn’t book us seats on the 14 hour flight to Dubai from Seattle, the flight appeared to be full. Even though my husband and I booked through the same travel agent we were not on the same reservation, and don’t have the same last name, so I feared that I would be stuck in the middle of a four without my husband (I know first world worries). In addition to being worried about being separated I found out less than 24 hours before I flew that I had a bladder infection (sorry too much information) but I was really worried about not being on an aisle and feeling crappy for 14 hours. When we checked into our first flight to Seattle the agent couldn’t give us boarding passes for the rest of our journey which didn’t really surprise me, she said we would be assigned seats and pick up the boarding passes at the gate. I knew there was no way we would be together because the flight was overbooked. On arrival in Seattle we picked up our bags, went through customs and headed directly to the check in counter because I figured that we would have much better luck hours before the flight getting seats together and an aisle seat for my bladder. I am happy to report that we got seats together and an aisle seat to boot.
You might have guessed by this point that there were only 2 of us travelling. We left the kids at home in very capable hands. I leave the kids a couple of times a month with their dad when I travel for work, and this is the third time since Sasha was born that we have had an adults only vacation. I always worry when I leave the kids and maybe a little bit more this time because we are on the other side of the world. But I think that spending time with your partner alone is more important than worrying about what might happen to the kids. I also think that its great fun for the kids to spend some time away from us and get spoiled by their grandparents and aunt.
We flew Emirates in Economy which is like flying first class on most other airlines. What I love about the Emirates is:
- You don’t need your credit card on board unless you want to buy champagne
- there was a blanket, pillow, headphones and amenity kit in every seat
- all drinks were complimentary and free-flowing like an open bar wedding
- there were a billion movies, tv shows, music channels and video games to choose from and I didn’t need a credit card to watch them or get carpel tunnel from holding a rented device
- they served hot food from a menu, as in there was a choice of entree
- they served hot snacks
- there was even a hot towel service
The service on Emirates puts all of the airlines in North America to shame. Here are some pictures of the Emirates highlights.
I will post soon about our experience in the Seychelles, stay tuned for more to come.
Keep travelling, experiencing and adventuring.