Our Flight to Lisbon

Tuesday May 17th – Thursday May 19th 2016

At the airport.

I didn’t sleep at all. I never sleep before a day I know is going to be tough. We had to get up at 5am. Sis was sleeping upstairs, but I didn’t want to wake her.

We got an Uber to SFO. We had to pay extra because Thoth’s bag was overweight. We went through security and got to our gate in plenty of time. The flight boarded on time, but we had to get off and were delayed 3 hours because of a technical problem. We were scared we would miss our flight from Boston to Lisbon.

Delayed.

Delayed.

When we landed in Boston at 9pm, someone met us (and 12 other passengers) at the gate and led us to our flight. We barely made it. We had to fly 4 hours, land on an island to refuel, and then fly another 2 hours to Lisbon. We were in the air for 10 hours. It was horrible, as flying always is.

Flying...

Flying…

More flying...

Still flying…

At the end both Thoth and I started panicking. It sucks to be stuck in a position where you aren’t comfortable, can’t move and can’t sleep. We made it to Lisbon at 12 noon on May 18th.

Through border control.

Through border control!

We got to the apartment in Chiado and Rui was waiting for us. He brought our bags upstairs and we settled into our room. I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open, but we got some things at the Chinese store and went to see Victor at our performance spot, 56 Rua Garrett. He and the manager (I don’t know his name) welcomed us back and said we were welcome to play. That cheered us up.

We got some raspberries and strawberries at a fruit cart on the street and rested at home before dinner. We had dinner at our favorite Nepalese place down the street and I fell into bed at 10pm.

I slept until 3:30 today. We feel at home here. Tomorrow (Friday May 20th) we play at 56 58 60 Rua Garrett starting around 8pm for one and a half to two hours, depending on how we feel.

Vlogs coming soon…

4 thoughts on “Our Flight to Lisbon

  1. Jamie

    You’re a sweetie. Keep your head up and stay positive. Try not to complain! You’re in Lisboa!!!!! I would DIE to be able to just fly off to Europe whenever I wanted to! Don’t complain!

    I love you so much and I’m really happy you both are safe and cozy.

    1. la Post author

      We can’t just “fly off to Europe” whenever we want to sis. We have to work incredibly hard just to get ourselves here. I’m grateful to be here, but I’m used to being in new places, just like you’re used to things that happen regularly in your life.

      Saying flying sucks is the truth, sis. I’m not going to sugar coat it for you. You’d agree if you were in my position. Flying sucks and I hate it. Anyone who flies as much as we do (or more, or at all) knows what I’m talking about.

      I’m so grateful we got here in one piece, but I’m not going to pretend the experience was anything other than what it was for me, sucky!

  2. susangoodbear

    Air travel is so much more stressful than it used to be, decades ago, and it is scary, too, especially when something happens like that Egyptian plane going down in the Mediterranean a couple days ago. All those poor people. FTR, John and I have been visiting Europe annually for 15 years or more, and I used to get terribly jet-lagged from the prolonged confinement, no sleep, insufficient oxygen, excessive radiation and EMFs, bad food, dehydration, and all the rest. At some point, I discovered No-Jetlag, a homeopathic remedy made in (I think) New Zealand and containing Arnica and a lot of other stuff, and ever since I started taking it, I am 100% better after 24 hours of travel. No-Jetlag won’t help you sleep like melatonin does, but somehow you just feel smoothed out, not so ragged, and, in my case, not so stupid that you can’t figure out stuff like which train to board.

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