Getting out of the country

Perth, Western Australia -Dublin, Ireland via Dubai

We flew Emirates Business, welcomed on board with champagne and enjoyed all the trappings of the Lounge in Perth and the beds onboard.

Still felt pretty tired on arrival but didn’t hit the ‘hay’ until around 2am Perth time. Trying to get insync with the local time.

So spent about 18 hours getting to Ireland via Dubai. It was nice to get off the plane and wander through the terminal. We didn’t need to transfer by shuttle or bus to another terminal, we stayed in Terminal A. Once we had landed and meandered into the building we happened upon a Shoeshine from Cameroon.

He has a degree in Accounting and is spending two years working in Dubai Airport before he returns to Cameroon to do Business. I find people fascinating and what motivates them to do what they do. He does a great job and I was happy to spend the 5 minutes with him, while he worked. My shoes have never looked so good!

So, we continued on, there was not enough time to go too far so we headed to the lounge and looked at the décor and had a hot chocolate.

Once on the next leg we were fed, as usual, and then a movie and then more sleep. I did sleep soundly, for a whole hour. Bottom line, great food, good rest and arrival without any issues.

We collected our car and headed for the Gibson Hotel – at The Point or near the North Wall. It’s a new hotel and right at the tram stop called The Point. The ‘Luas’ runs straight into the centre of town from our front door in about 12 mins. Very easy and very quick. There is a restaurant at the hotel and a convenience store 50 metres away, four eateries and its opposite the 3 Arena. More tomorrow.

4 thoughts on “Getting out of the country”

  1. Bon voyage guys!
    Seems to have come around pretty quickly (for me anyway). Looking forward to being your virtual travelling companion, sharing your adventures.
    On the home front, had a call from your house-sitter…all set for 4-legged feeding on Sat.

    Relax, enjoy and stay safe!

  2. I just love your wonderful posts, thank you from my heart, Marg xoox

    On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 01:44, Travellers, Not Tourists – my time and travels around the world and

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