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Airline Review: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU)

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has been serving the flying public for 85 years now.  They are considered as one of the top 10 airlines serving the European market.  The first time I heard about this airline was in passing as my friend was planning to go to London and they have the cheapest ticket at that time.

I found out about Aeroflot through while hunting for the cheapest ticket to Europe for our trip.  I tried their website and it was cheap.  However, they don’t have any option to reserve so I thought of going through their ticket agent here in Beijing.   I tried calling the number listed on their website but nobody was answering.  I tried sending an email and they did reply but listed our names wrong on the reservation.  I replied to them informing them of the incorrect names but they did not reply back.  Called.. no answer.. I was getting desperate that I contacted their Shanghai office.  Luckily, they were kind enough to change the reservation.

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Airport Review: Moscow-Sheremetyevo Terminal 2

On my next couple of blogs, I will be reviewing hotels, airports and highlights of my trip to Europe. I hope it will be helpful to those who would be going to those destination. My first review in my European trip is Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal 2. When I was searching for reviews about this airport, all I got were bad reviews. I dread the stopover on my way back to Beijing as it’s longer than going to Paris.

Moscow-Sheremetyevo Terminal 2 serves Aeroflot Russian airlines’ international flights. It’s an old terminal built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Terminal 1 which is several miles away serves their domestic flights. If you plan to transfer between those two terminals, you would need at least 4 hours of connecting time.

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Europe Update: Frankfurt, Germany

Goodbye Paris, Hello Frankfurt!  That’s right!  There was a change in plans as there are no trains to Munich!!! Arrghhh.. no more Oktoberfest.. 😦   Just checking in very quick as using the internet cost 2 euros an hour! 

Starbucks lovers.. they don’t have tumblers in Paris and Frankfurt..  I was only able to find 1 starbucks in Paris and that’s in the Louvre.   No tumblers, only mugs.  I checked out 3 starbucks in Frankfurt to no avail as well.  Alvin, I got your Frankfurt mug.  It’s within your budget.  Gold, I got the pumpkin bearista magnet.  It’s cheaper here!  3.9 euros only compared to RMB 68 in Beijing.  hehehe..  They have a different tumbler flowery with a mix of metallic and plain paper (picture on the right).  Made in China.. two colors (red and blue) .. 11.50 euros.   I was planning to buy a red one for you but they don’t have it at the train station area.  😦

Well.. that’s it for now.. I’m having a hard time writing this with a different keyboard.  My legs are hurting but I’m glad of a respite today.  Cheers!

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I’m Going to Europe!!

eiffel After waiting for more than a week and a half, we got our passports back yesterday with our multi-entry Schengen visa.  It was nerve wracking as we already bought our tickets for our flight next Monday.

Right now, we have to finalize all the hotel bookings, rail pass and stuff to bring.  We’ll be travelling to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin/Munich (still undecided), Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florence, Vatican and Rome.  Some might say it’s a ridiculous and tiring trip but for me, it’s going to be an adventure I won’t forget.  It’s like the amazing race!  hehehe!

Let’s see.. here’s the itinerary we have so far:

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