(7) Fri Jul 14 2006 04:48 PST Hello from Frankfurt: Sitting in an internet cafe because I was smart enough to not print out the address of my Belgrade hotel. I am doing pretty well despite the lack of sleep, my sytem is all messed up from sleeping 2 hours Tuesday, 11 hours Wednesday, and it´s Thursday & I slept prob about to hours on the plane. I learned itäs always important to read the fine print because the Luftansa flight I was bragging about actually turned out to be operated by united. Bleah. I was seated in the back of the plane next to the little girls that the stewardesses had to keep on eye on and they had to play patty cake the whole time, double bleah. But I made friends with my seat mates--on one side a nice russian lady (I showed her my letter and she asked if I was going to Kiev) who made sure I woke up in time for breakfast (why did I onlz fall asleep at the END of the fllight?) and on the other side a guy who works for Levi and his wife. We chatted a good deal of the way about comon interests--travelling and history of gender and public health. V fun. They were headed to Brussels and thinking of relocating there. I had to wait in a super long queue to get my boarding pass for Belgrade ebcause for some reason they didnät give any of the connecting flighters their boarding passes in SFO. Triple bleah. But now I am all set. Once outside I stood looking like a dumb lost American tourist in from of the ticket machine until I was befriend by a nice Indian banker who helped me buy my tickets, escorted me to Frankfurt, and took me to lunch in a yummy rainbow cafe thai place. Now I am off to go look at some pretty art if I can find it. Sorry for the typos, this keyboard is weird.
Posted by Susie at Fri Jul 14 2006 15:15
You got taken to Frankfurt and lunch by an Indian banker? That is so cool! Glad you're safe.
Posted by John at Fri Jul 14 2006 15:41
Take lots of pics, so we can have this experience with you!
Posted by Leonard at Fri Jul 14 2006 16:14
Have fun! We're thinking of you.
Posted by Chris at Fri Jul 14 2006 21:04
Sounds like the adventures are just starting. I can't wait to hear more about your trip already.
Posted by Becca at Fri Jul 14 2006 22:46
It's good to hear your first adventure started so well! I can't wait to see pictures.
Posted by Alyson at Sat Jul 15 2006 18:32
Rach, you are my hero! What fun. I live vicariously through you. Hugs!
Posted by Jessica at Tue Jul 18 2006 17:27
I'm so jealous! You are off having amazing adventures and I am stuck in an office with very unflattering flourescent lighting. I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, except I MISS YOU ALREADY! I need me some lust party!