And we are there, 16th of October 2009
We managed our first long really long travelling day which counted about 19 hours since we left our home in Brno in the Czech Republic. And we landed. According to local standards, I guess, they let us wait in the aeroplane another 40 minutes. Just to enjoy our first feelings from Latin America and whole flight. You know I think we had to have some delay because whole flight was just on time. Every connection was on time and we did not have to wait so far.
And than after this extended time in the aeroplane we left, said thanks to the air-hostesses who tried to keep all passengers sitting and with smile bear all complains.
First surprise for me were guys which for few Bolivares were offering their services to carry your luggage from the luggage hall way to your car. Probably they got out all airports trolleys to disable you of being independent and you were forced to use their services. No well, good business. As I could learn later people here are able to do business from everything. Real entrepreneurs nation.
And finally we were out of all customs and other controls, with our luggages, except mine becaue mine decided to travel a bit more. So I had to wait till the another day. I actually stayed only with my wedding dress and wedding shoes because they were with Edies luggage and his diapers :). So i decided to be dressed very fancy for the rest of the day 🙂
So we left gate and were expecting smiling faces of mum and maybe Sandy, since we traveled that long………..hmmmm but nobody there, and even after another 10, 15, 20 minutes. So Carlos called to his mum and she and Irvin (his best friend) were on the way. They estimated that they will come in about 30 minutes. Uffffff……….nice welcome. But we had at least some time to absorb new smell and new flavour of new country, new continent. And yeah whole family was together. After 2 hours after landing, with sleeping Edie on grandpa shoulder and our tired faces we got into the car. After some time and few sentences our tired faces were gone. And we were again very happy of being in Venezuela and see the first slams, enjoy first traffic jam and crazy driving on the roads.
Writer: Zlata B. Vaskova
Date: 19th November, 09