I am off! I am also possibly the worlds most organized backpacker…anyone who saw my bag can vouch for that – it is labelled, waterproofed, inventoried and zipppered up. Hopefully my bag doesnt get lost in transit and squelch all my hard work.
When I got to YYZ, things looked good. After a teary goodbye to mom + dad, I got though security and met some fellow backpackers travelling to Frankfurt….annnnd one of them knows my sister. Small world!
This is where things got rough. Flight was packed, there was a fat grumpy woman beside me who seemed personally offended by my presence in the chair beside her (even though I let her have the armrest) AND we sat on the tarmac for THREE HOURS effectively pissing off everyone in on the plane. I knew right away i had missed my connecting flight and was super stressed about it.
Long story short, flight ended up being ok and i got a better upgraded flight in Heathrow (a direct connection to BKK instead of another stopover)
Im off on the second leg of my flight! and HEATHROW: i will be back to sample your luxury goods…someday… 😉