Just about everyone I talked to about Australia over the last few months, told me that they know or heard about someone who also went to Australia. Some went for a vacation, some went to stay permanently and some went there for a working holiday, like me. In all those conversations it felt kind of strange to know that I was soon going to be one of those guys people know or heard about.
Flight to Australia
The flight to Australia was already booked for months, and quite some time before the actual flight date, everything was in order. There was nothing more to do but wait. People kept asking me if I was nervous or scared. I told them I wasn’t, and it was true. I really wasn’t scared, I wasn’t nervous either, but I was excited. The excitement kept growing, the closer the flight date came. And then it happened The calendar showed. The alarm clock woke me with the usual annoying “beep, beep..”Around 5 am. I still had to pack some things, since I packed and repacked my backpack at least 3 times the day before Before I went to bed that night, it got to a point where I wasn’t sure what I had packed and whatnot, so I decided to stop the packing madness and go to bed. I suppose my nerves finally came out of their hiding place.
I finally got nervous. After packing everything, double-checking everything, and taking a shower where I triple and quadruple-checked everything again in my head I was ready to go. Off to Frankfurt Airport.
Travel with the group flight
We arrived early with enough time to get some breakfast after I checked in my luggage. Soon after breakfast, it was time to say goodbye to my Dad, and to two of my close friends who also came to Frankfurt to say goodbye.
My flight was supposed to be a group flight (some special online offer) but unfortunately, no one else showed up for Brisbane. There was one guy though who was bound for Sydney. We met online via a Form and Facebook a few days earlier, since both our flights went through Kuala Lumpur before we had to split up into different flights to reach our final destinations in Australia. We ended up having seats on different ends of the plane, and we both slept through most of the flight. But it still was nice to have someone to pass the time on the stop in Kuala Lumpur. Our departing flights to Brisbane and Sydney were scheduled for around the same time from Kuala Lumpur.