We had a very long (&very tight) flight schedule to Canada… Our itinerary:
Johannesburg (depart 21h20) to Amsterdam (arrive 11h30) – 11h15 flight
2hour stop over
Amsterdam (depart 13h30) to Calgary (arrive 14h30) – 8h flight
3hour stop over
Calgary (depart 17h30) to Edmonton (arrive 18h30) – 1 hour flight
On our way to the airport we got a call from KLM airways, our flight was delayed with two hours… ;( oh my word the implications of this – – – They had to reroute our flight because we would not make the flight from Amsterdam to Calgary… 😦 & because UK and USA required transit visas (even if you would not leave the airport), we could not fly via one of those countries…
Our itinerary ended up like this:
Johannesburg (depart 01h40) to Amsterdam (arrive 12h30) – 11h15 flight
0.5hour stop over
Amsterdam (depart 13h00) to Vancouver (arrive 15h30) – 9h30 flight
3hour stop over
Vancouver (depart 18h15) to Edmonton (arrive 19h30) – 1h15 hour flight
These two guys looked totally shocked by how tired we were!!! – – – @Vancouver Airport Lounge!!! – – – (mind the pun 😉 )
Oh my… we were REALLY tired when we landed in Edmonton!!! Luckily, the people were there to pick us up and take us to the Hotel!!! 🙂 I was mesmerised by all the lights of the place (I’m a lights nut – I just love it!!!) 😉 … Edmonton seemed much bigger than I imagined!!! 🙂 We had a good rest… and woke up the next day with – – – SNOW!!!! – – – 😀
Edmonton skyline – View from our room – and a thin spread of snow… EVERYWHERE!!!!
Our other view…. Whyte avenue!!!
I was super excited… 😀 I’ve only ever seen snow that have melted at the foot of a mountain – Nothing like this!!! 🙂 It was beautiful!!! We spent the day lazing about town, enjoying the unfamiliarity (for me) of the snow…
Everyone drives HUGE trucks!!! He-who-thinks-he’s-boss was in his element with these toys!!!
“Unspoilt” snow in front of a little church!!!
The snow quickly melted as the day grew older…
We went to sleep very early the next day – I think about 16h30… Jet lag really is not a very nice thing… More to come – so stay tuned!!! 😉 **