Flight from Amman to Istanbul

Greetings,

It’s about midnight in Istanbul, it’s time for this gent to retire. After the last 9 days of excitement, yours truly is exhausted and all the photos from the flight from Amman to Istanbul are basic and random travel transit photos aka nothing special….

Checked out of paradise and got to the airport an hour or so early, ended up getting engrossed in the web and almost missing my flight. Anytime I’ve ever gotten to an airport early and gotten a good connection, almost missed mine. Ran to desk that said “Last Call” and it was locked. This Arab guy says “you missed your plane”…

Ran to another desk and they were busy, started stressing, then the Arab gent came running up to me and said “I was kidding, it’s delayed”, I thanked him for the heart attack and went to sit down. Naturally, started making small talk with the person next to me. Believe it or not, a Saudi gent who lives 5 blocks from yours truly in Ottawa, random.

The plane was fine, no worries. I was really hungry so eat two meals, then when I thought no one was looking, did something very undistinguished, licked the inside of the metal lid. Did you know that they have small ventilation slits that are like razors? Trust me, sliced my tongue open and it began bleeding profusely at 33,000 feet, not fun.

I am sure of little on this planet but one thing, when you arrive in Turkey, you will have to wait forever to get through immigration. Doesn’t matter what time of day, always at least 30-40 minute wait. That is always followed by a 45 minute subway ride to the downtown core.

Back on the roof top of my favorite place to stay in Istanbul…

The plan is Macedonia -> Albania -> ?

Tips hat,

P.S: This song is playing in the background…

5 Comments

  1. Haka

    July 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Hey Robobob!
    I´ll be around Bosnia Herzégovina and Sebia next week. From Split through Sarajevo to Belgrade goes my way. If You´re in da hood throw a message ni FB or something. I´ll travel back to Jarvenspenanspenar on 1.8.

    • Rob

      July 20, 2011 at 5:39 am

      Awesome, if I make it that way will def message you. Glad to see you’re still traveling and not in jarspenasnenespendar lol

  2. Nomadic Samuel

    July 20, 2011 at 5:58 am

    LOL I can totally relate to what you’re saying here. I’ve done the same thing before myself. Honestly, the most foolish thing I’ve ever done was arrive 12 hours prior to my flight to sleep in an airport that was NOT where I was scheduled to depart. With an international flight out of Taiwan I didn’t even bother to check if I was departing from the local airport – it just seemed like a given it would be the international AP. I missed my flight but luckily I was put on the next one.

  3. Rob

    July 20, 2011 at 6:10 am

    LOL, reminds me of the time I flew from LAX to BKK. I had so much time, was blogging, shooting the shiz, doing whatever. Made my way to the gate too late and ended up being in another terminal, barely made it through, super stressful.

    Another great one is getting to Singapore Airport to fly to Bali and the desk closed, make a mini fuss and they say “if you can get through customs and to the gate before it leaves, cool, if not you’re on your own”…

  4. crazy sexy fun traveler

    July 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Glad u didn’t miss the flight in the end! Would be a disaster, especially if u got there so early 😀

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