The second part dedicated for my passion. A little bit latter than I planned. I did not write about everything I wanted. My minds were screaming HURRY !!! HURRY !!! HURRY !!! Now, I am calm, because I finished it.
Special and comfortable or only a separate baggage claim area in Samsun-Çarşamba Airport for non-citizens?
The summer of 2013 was one of the best for me. Why? I took a reckless decision in the middle of May, that after my last final exam I am going to project somewhere in the north of Turkey; city called Ordu. Revising everything for exams and dealing with the project issues; How well present Lithuania? What to bring for Culture Night‘s? … and worries about buses and planes tickets. All doubts and thoughts about what the hell I am going to do in next two weeks looks funny now when I remember a teary moment of leaving a magical and a party hard place near Black Sea cost. Yes, it was a really real holidays after exams; spending afternoons in boat somewhere in Black sea that you almost can see the cost line; playing football with hot guys from Ordu Football team; learning how to dance salsa during evenings and partying all night long;
But… to reach everything what can Ordu suggest; you will need almost 24 hours of taking several buses and planes. What a surprise! In last airport about three-hour away from Ordu a group of tired and sleepy Lithuanians, and a few of another nationality people were sitting near a claim area to take their baggage. Patient Lithuanians were still sitting and hoping while one guy from Germany started to yell at an employees. No reaction from them, because they did not speak in English. Ok. After sometime we found out about special places for NON-CITIZENS baggage. No matter what kind of flight you had a domestic like us or an international you are going to have an additional check-up for you and for your baggage safety. Still, I cannot get it why the hell they are checking several times?! Whatever, … we have to be safe for an environment. The airport really small and there was lack of information. I highly recommend for you to choose Trabzon Airport.
My adventure in Boryspil International Airport.
The summer of 2013 was one of the best for me. Again. Why? I took one more decision, this time I am going again to Turkey, but all by myself. Istanbul the fifth-largest city in the world and my favorite so far. In which I feel like in my one`s element. The knowledge where you can see the best panorama view of Istanbul. Also, knowing how to properly use metro lines and ferries. And, where is the best place to smoke nargile-shisha and play Backgammon. Oh, and how to slip in the Fenerbahçe football stadium and much more. Only good memories. But where is another story behind a week in Istanbul. I am a person who always looking for a plane tickets with transfer flights and an opportunity to visit a new city. This time was Kiev the capital of Ukraine. And the 8th largest city in Europe?! Leaving Istanbul it was of course sad, but to visit Kiev even having about 5 hours for sightseeing and having a chance to meet my friends was quite OK and in this case not so an unhappy moment. As I know from my friends before touching the ground of Ukraine the new airport terminal D should have been bright, new and shiny. Probably, it was new one and so on, but big or impressed? NOPE!!! But, this is not important at all. My plane landed. I am waiting in the RIGHT one line to check my passport and to go explore Kiev. After some time a lady who was working in airport came up to me and said for me in a polite way that I suppose to be waiting in another line, because I have one more flight at the same day. OK. Well, she is working here and certainly know where I should to wait. Oh, and she assured that I will definitely can go from that place for a few hours in the city. Unfortunate, she lied for me … I was standing in terminal D again; a closed place; working people were not talking in English at all; my poor Russian; sleeping people and playing kids around; and no way to go back; and NO way to go in city; I was totally floundering around until my eyes noticed an elevator! The elevator for employees, which I used. Ha! A one man thought that I am an employee and he greeted me, and wished a good day’s work. Later, I found out a few nice people working there who let me to go back . I was standing at the same line, again. The lady who told me before go to another line came up to me again, but this time she was yelling at me that I supposed to be in another line and there is no possibility go to Kiev. I was smarter than she, and I asked people if they can let me to skip a line. They said yes and here I am standing in front of passport control service. I was sure that everything is going to be ‘ok’ and I will run soon away from that lady irate stare. Yes, I did, but a man working in the passport control did not want to let me go to the city. He was curious what I am going to do in the city and what I am going to meet. So, I was quite good answering and I understood why he is asking this kind of questions. Sadly, this was only a beginning and he asked for some of his colleges to come and check if my passport is real. Their were staring at me when looking after my passport. Even, with a magnifier! And, asking the same questions again and again … At the very end, they asked to read in Lithuanian. Finally, I get my passport stamped. I was joyful, but I lost an hour and had to run around city …
The first flight review with the national carrier of Lithuania’s’ airLITUANICA.
Waking up early in the morning and leaving a cold and empty flat. This is all about a passion for flying. I am not joking. I took a flight from Kaunas to Vilnius. There were a few reasons. First, I have never been in Kaunas airport. Second, I was curious about the national airlines of Lithuania. Thirdly, the idea about having the shortest flight between biggest cities in Lithuania was really tempting.
An airplane took only 16 min to fly 92 km. That morning for me to reach Kaunas airport from the flat I am living in; took almost 40 min. Altitude was around 2,5 km and speed around 450 km/hr. While, average altitude is 9 km and speed around 850 km/hr. Pilots tried to make this flight longer as much as it was possible and more interesting for passengers. And, they definitely did it! I got a chance to see Trakai Island Castle from above! I enjoyed views like the rest of the passengers whose were attached to windows. I must admit, that I had some doubts before a flight, because I was not sure; whether it is worth or not? But, believe me to take a flight like this is really worth.
Also, I did not expect, but I saw the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. This is a large military plane which belongs to the US Air Force.
The first part you can find HERE.
The last post HERE.