Good morning! We arrived here in Regina safe and sound last night! After a short first night I already got up at 7am (jet lag..) and had my first real Canadian shower 😉 Here’s yesterday’s story:
Sept. 6th – flight to Regina
11.40 shuttle bus home – Düsseldorf airport.
14.40-15.30 flight AC 9124 Düsseldorf – Frankfurt
17.05-19.10 (local times!) flight AC 877 Frankfurt – Toronto
20.40-21.57 (local times!) flight AC 1127 Toronto – Regina (6am here in Holland)
Finally the day had come to travel all the way to Canada! Our shuttle bus trip to Düsseldorf and the flights were simply perfect! As always the seats were kinda tight for people of our size hehe… but the space for the legs was pretty OK and the service of Air Canada was great! The flying itself was extremely smooth, incredible how little you feel in a big airplane. The connections were too tight, though. You think you’ll have an hour time, but you need it for check-ins, customs and boarding. In Frankfurt we got to the gate when they just started boarding (but we didn’t have a chance to go into a shop or something) and in Toronto we barely made it to the other plane in time, they were already waiting for us! First they take you with buses from one terminal to another that seemed kilometres away, then you go through customs but we had to go to the immigration desk (maybe because it was my first time in Canada?). Then we got the luggage and then… we had no clue where to go next for our next flight. We kinda got lost a few times, if you have never been there before you just don’t know where to go next, what signs to follow or what the procedure is. With some help and a lot of running we barely made it in time, phew!!
In Regina we were welcomed by a whole bunch of my Saskmetal friends, thanks guys! That ruled (Saskmetal rules haha)! It made us feel really welcome! Russ made a banner to welcome us “Hollish” people haha! It’s so cool to meet people that you’re talking with so often and seen so many pics of – I felt right at home 🙂 We went to Tim’s (very cozy) house to drop off the luggage, meet up with Dean (friend of mine from NY but also in Regina to prepare for a tour with Tim’s band Into Eternity) and then went to Boston Pizza for a bit of food and beer 🙂 I had a nap on the last flight and I was wide awake haha! We got to bed at 2am.