Copenhagen, Denmark – My First Scandinavian Country

Arrived at Copenhagen Airport at 7.20 am. On the approach to the runway, I was able to see wind farms strewn all over the flat landscape below and at the background I assume would be Sweden. That’s how close these 2 countries are geographically (as well in terms of the cost of living and prices of things here – expensive!).

Since I don’t have checked in luggage, I was able to walk more leisurely towards the exit. Bought myself a one way train ticket to Kobenhavn H – (Copenhagen central station  – DKK36). One thing I noticed when I stepped out to the arrival hall was how cold it was. After almost a week enjoying the Greek sunshine, the cold was definitely a shock to the system. Since it was summer, I only brought 1 sweater and 1 jacket with me. Thankfully that was enough. Walk downstairs towards the train tracks and there was already a train heading to the city waiting.

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Athens and Crete

( 7 days stay, ~ 20 mins read, June 2016)

The day of my flight to Athens has finally arrived. Just like any other flights I usually took, I don’t feel so nervous even though it was a long flight. The only bad thing this time was I had a minor fever that seems to be coming and going every few hours alongside with its  associated signs of coughing and a runny nose. I don’t get sick that often but this time it couldn’t have come at a worse time.   I was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Athens with an around 4 hour stop over in Abu Dhabi. The total journey was around 14.5 hours. Visited the doctor a few days before. So I was recovering but not fast enough. Stocked up on lozenges before I flew since buying it might be more expensive once I got to Europe.

Etihad flight EY413 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2.15am, June 12, 2016 and my 6 hour flight to Abu Dhabi begins. Continue reading “Athens and Crete”