Sunday, 2 August 2009

Nightmare journeys


A nightmare journey I remember was fifteen years ago when I was going to the airport. I was returning to Japan from a business trip and I had to be at Hannover airport two hours before the flight.
I left the hotel for Hannover city centre by train. I got off the train at Hannover station and I went sightseeing in the city because I had time to look around there. I tried to go to the airport because it was the time. The airport wasn’t in the city-centre. I didn’t know that it was in the suburbs. I got lost and I was confused. All citizens spoke German. I didn’t understand it at all. I was lucky that a high school student, who spoke English, showed me the coach stop for the airport. I was very happy that the coach driver said to me “Welcome to the coach.” I finally arrived at the airport just forty minutes before the plane was going to leave.
The woman at the check-in desk said "Economy seats are full, so I’ll prepare a business seat for you." In the end I had a comfortable trip.