Tuesday, January 5, 2010
28 hours to go 4 time zones
The question was how it took so long to get here? Left kibbutz in southern Israel at 5am Sunday. Jordanian border in northern Israel was supposed to open at 6:30am, wasn't open until 9am because of the FOG (!?!?!?). Takes about 1 hour to go between the borders with lines, fees, bus, lines, fees, taxi and then 2 hours by taxi to Amman. Plane actually left 15 minutes early. Got to Bahrain at 6pm with less than 8 hours scheduled before our next flight (so no hotel provided by airline). Flight delayed, so we did get to stay in airport more than 8 hours (3:15am takeoff) and then --- the best part -- upgraded to business for a solid 4 hour sleep. Arrive Dhaka 11am. Leave the airport at 1pm -- one hour in immigration, one hour --- after that -- still waiting for suitcases. = 28 hours.