So Sabrina and I started our trip to Miami, Florida.
For both of us it is the first time to visit the USA and yeah...we were kind of excited. :D
The whole thing started in the most awesome way since she forgot to bring her E-Ticket number and we had to call Martina while standing at the airport in Frankfurt at 3 am on Saturday.
Thanks to my beloved roommate we got the number and could continue our check-in.
The flight went to Lisbon, Portugal at half past six and apart from the horrible food and the even more horrible Asian family with 7 (!!!) kids, with two of them toddlers (who made sure to entertain us during the two hours with a constant WUUUUUUAAAAAEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUU!!!) it was nice.
At Lisbon we had to catch our connecting flight to Miami.
To our amazement we managed to get everywhere on time and so we headed to the US about two hours later.
One of the stewardesses was kind enough to let me switch seats so I was able to sit near the emergency exit and my awesome seating partner from London and I couldn't stop being chuffed about how much SPACE their was for our legs.
After some discussion about our different strategies for getting some sleep on the flight (he threw in some pills while I chose listening to audio books) we dosed off.
Somehow it worked. since we both only woke up for the "meal" (buäh...).
Around 2 pm local time we touched ground in Miami and we faced the endless lines at the passport check.
The guy at the counter lightened up our fairly exhausted mood by telling us how AMAZING "Jaegerschnitzel with Waizenbeeeer" is. Much love to him.
Some confusion was caused by the next counter since Sabrinas' reply to the question: "What do you do for a living?" was a face like that: Ò_ó.
But we solved the mystery, found our baggage and left to the exit where we expected Karina.
....well....she wasn't there. :D
And after some calling we realized that she wasn't expecting US arriving on Saturday, but on Sunday.
We decided to take the bus to Miami Beach so she could pick us up at the bus station.
Insight of the day: most bus drivers here are black women. Most of them would make at least two or three of mes.
BUT gold-eyeliner-wearing-big-mama was very helpfull in understanding the public transport system. And seriously: anybody wearing golden eyeliner should be honored and adored!
The bus stop of our choice was somewhere at Lincoln Ave and...it was wrong. :D
All together it took poor Karina another 30 min to pick us up in the car of her colleague.
At about 5 pm we FINALLY got into the flat and could get a shower!
oliver's was the place for dinner, and we had some nice Italian food with wine before taking a stroll to Whole Foods Market for some (hopefuly GOOD bread), cornflakes and coffee.
Now...after being awake for more than 40 hours we will go to beeeeeeed. :D
Everything's fine so far.
...except for the pidgeons on the balcony...we will fight them....to the DEATH!
P.S.: Anybody who finds mistakes and errors may keep them.