Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Premier Inn Bath Road is less than a ten minute bus ride from Heathrow airport so is a convenient stop-over hotel. Throughout this trip we have seen the advances in technology in relation to travel - scanned passports, scanned boarding passes, face recognition, it is all a bit confusing for some but is fast and accurate. The Premier Inn has electronic check in where we just typed in our booking number, inserted one passport and one credit card and out came two door key cards. Great when you don't want to talk to people or queue up (there were six check in points.)

Our late check out cost us extra money but allowed us to stay until 6 pm. We were able to use the internet to get up to date with things, Kel enjoyed this huge coffee, we walked along Bath Road for some exercise and had a light lunch sitting in the sun outside the hotel.

And so our flight planned almost twelve months earlier turned into a regular London-Singapore-Melbourne flight with a three hour stop-over. I hate long stop-overs. Singapore airport does have nice floral decorations though.

A bit of luck and a lot of stress and we just managed to get our train ticket changed and on to the 7.38 am train home. Two weary and becoming unwell travellers slept most of the trip. Why do germs like ships and aeroplanes?

There are always dramas when travelling for long periods of time but these are soon forgotten. What will not be forgotten is the fabulous time we had. This was a more adventurous trip than we have done for a few years and we are pleased that we withstood the pace and loved every minute (apart from all the many aeroplane changes!)

Thanks for travelling with us. Next year's adventure is in the planning already.

1 comment:

  1. Hello from Canada!
    It has been a while since I left you a comment. I was so sad to see the end of your trip it has taken a while for me to recover enough to leave a comment! I truly felt I was on the trip with posted so many beautiful pictures, gave us so much information, and was so eloquent in doing so, that it left me wanting more! I would like to thank you for all your hard work, and even though we haven't met, I would welcome you to our country and my home anytime you might consider a trip here. Your blog was truly appreciated by this Canadian admirer! Warm Regards, Sharon