I have been waiting for so long to be back in Denmark, and I finally made it!! But it wasn’t easy. Way back in July, I got this plane ticket, and it was the cheapest that I could find. Usually cheap flights have some weird layovers, and this one was no exception!
1st Stop: Raleigh, North Carolina
My first flight flew out of RDU (Raleigh-Durham Airport). It’s always convenient to fly out of Raleigh, because it’s very close to NC State, and my Aunt is usually able to drop me off. I really like the airport, because it’s small but nice and easy to navigate. My flight left around 7pm, and the sky was beautiful as we took off!
2nd Stop: Boston, Massachusetts
After a pretty short flight, I landed in Boston. I like the Boston airport because there is lots of plugs, so I could charge my phone practically everywhere. Also, while I was waiting at the gate, a lady sat in front of me with a dog! It was so cute and well trained. One day, I want a dog that I can take on planes with me. I think it was a Bichon Frise, and his name was Buddy.
My stopover was only two hours, so it wasn’t too bad. I read a little and ate a lot of snacks. My next plane left around 11:30pm, so I was getting pretty sleepy. This was going to be my longest plane ride too. Eight and a half hours long. But it turned out to be not that bad. They had a lot of good movies, shows and music, and they served some pretty good meals. It didn’t feel like almost nine hours, which was really nice.
3rd Stop: Istanbul, Turkey
So this stop is what made my ticket so cheap. Yes, I had to fly all the way over to Istanbul in order to get to Copenhagen. Doesn’t really make a lot of sense. When I arrived, it was 4 in the afternoon on Wednesday (I left Tuesday night). The airport was ok, but I wasn’t able to find out where my gate was going to be until an hour before my flight was about to leave, which was a little annoying. Once I finally found my gate, the people there were very chatty. I talked to this one Danish businessman who thought I was Danish about Denmark and me studying at Copenhagen Business School. Then I talked to this other guy who was a traveling musician, and he had been on the same flights as me since Raleigh (what a coincidence). I was so happy to get on my last flight and finally be able to see Mads again.
4th Stop: Copenhagen, Denmark
I was so happy when I went through customs and saw Mads waiting for me outside. It was a dream come true. I’m so happy to be back here at home with him! 🙂
5 Happy Things
- Buddy the Bichon made my stopover soooo nice.
- Turkish airlines had some pretty good food, which was nice.
- I was able to sleep on the plane and still be able to sleep when I got to Denmark.
- Seeing Mads waiting for me in the airport made me SO happy.
- When I got to my bike from the airport, I saw that Mads’ mom had bought a basket for my bike, and I was so soooo excited to see it.