The Journey Begins...
Trip Start Sep 06, 2009
8Trip End Dec 20, 2009
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They also served us two meals. We got dinner soon after we got on the flight. I believe I had some sort of chicken meal. A bit later they shut off all the lights, had us shut the windows and we all went to sleep. I didn't sleep amazingly well, but I managed to get a little shut eye because eventually I found myself waking up to the lights on and the stewardess handing me my breakfast
I ended up sitting next to a German guy during the flight who was just returning from his vacation in California. Apparently he was going to school in Spain. Why he was flying into Switzerland I have no idea, though. I thought it was funny that he mentioned that he was going to miss the food in the US a lot. When I talk to people from Europe I often hear them complain about how the food in America is so poor. Although, now that I think about it, this is usually Italians and the French.
I had about an hour layover in Zurich during which time I pretty much sat in the waiting area doing nothing really. One interesting thing about the Swiss airport, though, was that when you reach the gate for your flight you actually board a bus rather than the plane itself. This bus then takes you to the plane that is waiting for you in the middle of the tarmac. I'm not sure if it's the same for all European airports. We'll see when I continue my travels.
My flight from Zurich to Florence only lasted about an hour so in no time I was in Italy. I'll recount my night in Florence in the next entry...