Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day... 1? Back to life as we know it.

Well, it's fall. We decided to turn the heater on this morning, because it's so freakin' cold here! What happened while we were away? The weather report predicts 9 C (48 F) and rain today, and even snow in the interior. There are some nice colors out, though, and we've decided to take a walk and be happy, no matter what.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 23 - Saturday - Wakeup call

We didn't really have to set our alarm clocks this morning. When we woke up at 5:45 AM, there was a cacophony of calls to prayer all over the city. Our room was at the top of the Green Anka hotel (which is kind of shabby, but perfect for a short sleepover, only 15 minutes from the airport), so we had a panoramic view to Istanbul and surround sound...

A quick breakfast at the aiport and home sweet home here we come!

For reasons unknown, the movie they played on the way home from Istanbul included a shooting scene in an aircraft (which they paused, telling us to fasten our seatbelts) where the pilots where shot. The plane (in the movie) was forced to make an emergency landing, and exploded shortly after crashlanding in a field and being divided in three.

When we entered Norway, Bjørn Erlend, a friend of ours, was working in immigrations and welcomed us home. Thanks to Elisabeth and Liv for picking us up at the airport!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 22 - Friday - The longest day

We got up at 7:30 AM, which is 30 minutes past midnight at home, and 1:30 AM in Turkey. We'll check in at the hotel tonight around 7 PM, 17.5 hours later. That'll be a long day. But first, breakfast, and then, the brand new Skyliner express train! :-)

Did you know that Narita airport has free wireless internet? At least in certain spots... Like this one. Our plane is delayed by a couple of hours, so this is great :-)

And a little commercial: Métro is a GREAT application for EVERYONE who travels to a place with a SUBWAY and needs how to get from one station to the next. It's free, quick, and easy to use and works on a WIDE range of smartphones. Check it out.