Monday, May 5, 2008

The Terminal

In just a span of half a day, Raft3r has been to 7 international airports.

Yes, you read it right – 7 terminals in 12 hours. That must be a record of some sort. Would the Guinness people be interested?

From Manila, I headed to Guam where I had a 4 hour stopover. They have a pretty cool airport with free WiFi and an endless row of duty free stores. After Guam, came 4 other stops. Airports in Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Kwajalein were all part of the long journey to Majuro.

To make things even more interesting, US security regulations require a 30 minute cabin search be conducted for every stop we made. That meant all passengers had to deplane and head to the airport waiting area.

Due to the damn searches, Raft3r had no decent sleep for the duration of the flight. Just when I was about to get some shut eye, it’s time to get off the plane again. It’s insane.

I finally landed in Majuro late Friday evening. My check in luggage wasn’t lost in transit and my driver arrived early to pick me up. He speaks perfect English.

Based on first impression, Majuro might just be a fun place to live in for the next 21 days.

As the locals say, “Iokwe!”

17 comments:

pixie27 said...

bwahahaha....wawa ka naman puro byahe nalang ginawa mo hahaha dami pang stop over....ano oras ba dyan ngayon?

Raft3r said...

pixie27, 9:12 am!!!

Ganns said...

Ah, the exhausting life of a jetsetter...

Raft3r said...

ganns, Nyahaha. It's not that glamorous. Really. Hehe

Big Eyed Gal said...

OMG!!! 12 terminals! Grabe!!! Trendsetter este jetsetter ka na talaga. Bwahahaha! I can't even pronounce the 2 cities/countries you've mentioned. Haha!

Pasalubong kong keychain!!! ;-)

Raft3r said...

big_eyed_gal, 7 lang naman. Hehe. Ako din di ko mabasa, e. Nyahaha. Yes, key chain!!!

bestfriend said...

Sounds fun!

Adventurous ka naman so I'm sure carry mo yan.

Wag masyado magpa itim baka magmukhang local ka na dyan.

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Lutang na lutang nga ang kulay natin dito. Hehe

Wendy said...

7 airports? what an adventure. di pang deadbeat hehehe. baka pwede akong magtag along next time na magpunta ka sa majuro:)

Raft3r said...

wendy, Sure! Sama ka! Para mas masaya!

Salve said...

at least you've been to numerous places in 12 hours. yun nga lang sa mga airports lang. hehehe. keri na rin yun

Sonnet's said...

Wow! How I envy you:)

leafLet said...

well at least dumating ka ng matiwasay, o diba?

Big Eyed Gal said...

Yahoo!!! That keychain will definitely stand out. Puro na lang Canada, US at Asian countries ang keychain collection ko. At least yan, magtataka sila kung san yan. Hehehe!

Promise ha! Bigyan na lang kita Fruitella pag balik mo. Hehehe! Bday gift ko na din. Hehe!

P.S. Nag add ako ng comment kasi 13 na comments dito. Malas eh! LOL!

Raft3r said...

salve, Masakit sa pwet ang byaheng ire. Hehe

sonnet's, Trust me. Don't. Nyahaha

leaflet, Tama ka. Todo alala nanay ko kaya. Hehe

big_eyed_gal, Yes. Exchange bday presents tayo. Hehe. 13? Swerte yon! Nyahaha

Doinks said...

now i know where you are!!!!

well, at least! nakita mo mga terminal na yun! hahaha!

Raft3r said...

Doinks, Kamusta! You've been pretty busy yourself. Ingat!