Work - Indonesia - Surabaya
08 October 2014
Back to work ..ZZZzzzzz
The flight back to the Uk was a depressing one, landing in London and stepping out into the cold and the rain , on the brighter side I get to see mum and the kids for a week.
We did the usual stuff , down to the buttery for a sausage and egg sandwich and coffee two sugars made with milk....mmmmmMMM and we did the cinema, how can that be so damn expensive ?
The week flew by and it wasnt long before it was back on a plane and off to work to top up the cruising kitty , first flight was to Amsterdam, not much time between flights and a change of terminal saw me sprinting for the gate, last on the plane and a bag too big for the overhead bins meant I caused a wee bit of chaos getting to my seat... stupid little puddle jumper flights !
Amsterdam I discovered the company had not paid for my VIP lounge card , so four hours sat on the floor and eating cheap sandwich as Im no longer on per diem and have to pay my own food ... Grrrr
We duly arrive in Singapore 13 hours later , I managed to sleep during the flight, so felt reasonably fresh when we landed, next flight was to SUrabaya which was short by normal standards.
The hotel we were in WOW... beautiful old place built in 1910 and loaded with all the old school architecture still , immaculately maintained and clearly loved.
Just one night there before the coach trip to the ship taht was to be home for the next 4 weeks (short rotation) the new crew are mainly Asian as the ship only works in Asia , so currys and spicey food abounds.