Sunday, September 9, 2012
Journey to Jeddah
Ok, the moment we've all been waiting for. The actual journey begins... My flight to Jeddah went so smoothly and quickly that I felt like I could have just taken a day drive to the airport in Tulsa. I actually ended up flying almost around the globe. This realization did set in at a later point. On the flights I sat next to some pretty awesome people. An Iranian-American off to visit his father in Iran, who was really nice and told me that Iran is far better than Americans think it is. Then while transferring in Frankfurt, Germany I met an American who has been living in Jeddah for over 20 years. He gave me a quick low down on everywhere to shop, eat, stay clear of, etc. It was just what I needed. Then on the flight from Frankfurt to Jeddah I met a really nice fellow traveler and two British nurses making the move to Jeddah just like me. All were great people, and part of me just wanted to keep flying around the world and meeting people. Eh, I guess landing in Jeddah and meeting people there isn't such a bad alternative ;-) The pictures leave off with my first breakfast, but there will be much more to share shortly.