So, last week (August 24) I left the United States. First, my brother, my mom, and I drove from Cleveland to Columbus where I flew out around 2:45. I flew out from Columbus because it was about $300 cheaper! My mom walked in with me and I cried when I said good-bye. I typically cry a lot, but it didn't really hit me until I was saying bye. I am very close to my mom so I struggle with being apart. I got to the airport relatively early because we had to drive there and just in case there was traffic we wanted to give ourselves plenty of time. The wait was long, but I passed the time with some Netflix.
|Downtown Columbus, OH|
The flight was good. I had Indian food and vanilla ice cream for dinner. I also watched Grand Budapest Hotel, but it was hard to follow along. It was really hard to sleep because my restless legs kept wanting to move even though I took about 4 Aleve! However, I must have slept through most of it because when I finally woke up there were only 4 hours left of the 12 hour flight.
|Somewhere over Iran|
Since I was flying on a budget airline, FlyDubai, I had to go to a different terminal. The terminal was smaller, but just as nice as the bigger one. I went through to check my bags and I had planned to pay for my second checked bag. However, the guy made a call since I had come internationally and was just in Dubai on a layover and I didn't have to pay at all! It saved me $100! I was so grateful. My flight from Dubai took off around 9:30.
The landing in Ufa is a long story in itself, so I will give you a break and write more tomorrow. :)