We are writing to you from Singapore this time and its been a LONG 13 hours!!
We thought we would be really clever and not send our bags directly to Delhi, but claim them at Singapore so that we could take stuff out of them and send it home, do some washing, and have a change of clothes and our toilet bags for the transit hotel...turns out you have to technically leave the airport and enter Singapore in order to do this, and you can't take your bags into the actual airport once you have claimed them. We worked out the best way was to empty out our bags on the floor in the middle of the airport, pack what we wanted to send home into our day bags and anything else we could carry, and re check our bags through to Delhi. We then found a post shop but had to sit and wait for 1 1/2 hours before it opened. It gets better! We sat at Starbucks and Stu went to get some food and his Credit Card declined. The Pay Phones wouldn't work so we had an hour of stressing while surrounded by sleeping bags and African Souvenirs, sitting in Starbucks! It was amagic moment! So 5 information desks later we finally posted our stuff home - $110 NZD! And got to a better pay phone to ring NZ. Westpac had stopped Stu's card because he had spent too much money in too many weird countires and they thought it was stolen...All sorted now though.
We had a 6 hour sleep at the transit hotel, and a shower and we are feeling much better. We even went to a fancy perfume place and sprayed the testers all over us because we don't have our toilet bags lol!
We are about to go and board our flight to India. Quite surreal at this point!
Thanks for the Mark Todd goss Pam!
Hope you had a great birthday and dinner Lysh!
Pen I must have picked up on something :o)
Jess I need more Goss!
Bryn wins best blog comment EVER!!! We laughed so hard!! It was gold!
Love to all (I'm running out of time!! 1 min left!)
Marcelle and Stu
Tuesday, June 17, 2008