So, we finally got on an aeroplane. There were a couple of relaxed days followed by a slightly stressful Monday morning when I ran around town buying things I should have bought earlier, packed and then panicked as my bag didn't feel heavy enough!
we boarded at Heathrow and had a relatively comfortable 12 hour flight on which I slept surprisingly little and watched 2 full films- very uncharacteristic of me! We also took full advantage of the free food and drink so ended up eating all night - as expected!
We're currently on a bus, attempting to find our hostel. Hopefully the next update will say that we found it easily, without problems... hopefully!