19.2.11

Boarding to London-Trip to the UK


Let's go to London! I chose SAS this time which I had to transit in Copenhagen. I have a friend in Denmark and I have been really interested in Scandinavia so I wanted to see one of these countries in this chance. I had about 3 hours to transit, unfortunately it was to short to see my friend but I explored in the airport a lot. Copenhagen airport was really nice atmosphere, the floor was made of wood, and something like bench and cart are designed by famous designer. I loved the warm atmosphere very much. Also as it was just before Christmas, I could see lots of beautiful decorations for Christmas especially owls which is a symbol of happiness in Europe. :>



On the plane, light meal service. I had beer. The snack was cheese cracker. I'm already excited like a kid on the first field trip. :)



となりの席に座ってた女の子。もうすぐ結婚するので、その前に北欧を一人旅するのだという。素敵だな。たくさん話して、きれいな空に二人で大興奮したり。空港で一緒にお茶もして楽しかったな。素敵な時間をありがとう!

A girl who was similar age of me sitting next to me. She was also traveling by herself before her marriage. We talked a lot about ourselves and sometimes got excited together by the beautiful sky. We also have tea in Copenhagen airport. This kind of thing is very fun during travel. Thank you so much for the nice time!


窓からの風景は本当に感動的でした。日本海からユーラシア大陸へ、そしてスカンジナビア大陸、、どの地域も独特の地形で、地図や写真でしか見た事のなかった地形を自分の目で実際見てどきどきしました。雪山、険しい山々、平原、大きな湖、海峡、どこまでも続く川、フィヨルド、空、地平線、、。地球の表情の美しさにため息の連続で、眠る事が出来ませんでした。

The view from the window was spectacular! Japanese sea, Eurasia continent, Scandinavia continent... each continent has unique shape of landform. Snow mountains, steep mountains, endless plain, huge lakes, channels, rivers like a net, fjord, sky, horizon... I was never tired of seeing them. The breathtaking beautifulness of the earth didn't let me sleep during the flight. 

  

そしてお待ちかねの!ごはんタイム〜!お弁当みたいでとっても楽しいんですよね。思ったより和風で、お寿司もついてたし、デザートは抹茶のケーキでした。透明のプリンのカップみたいなのがついてて、何ぞや?と思っていたらミネラルウォーターでした。

Oh and, this is the most important event for me, meal service! I like this lunch-box style meal. :9 It was more Japanese style than I expected. They served some sushi, rice balls and I chose chicken which was cooked in soy source flavor and the dessert was green tea cake. I enjoyed it a lot!



そしてCAさんがほかほかのパンをバスケットに入れて持って来てくれました。とってもフレンドリー。いろいろ種類があったけど、クラッカーみたいなのをもらうことに。さくさくしてておいしかった〜^^

During the meal service, CA came to us with a basket full of warmed bread. That's very nice service I think. They had some kinds and I chose thin one like a cracker. It was good with butter. :)



地球ってなんて美しいんだろう。

How beautiful our earth is.

 



景色はまったく見飽きる事がなく、地図を片手に窓に張り付いて見ていました。特にシベリアや北欧独特の、日本にはない地形がとてもおもしろかった!

I was seeing the view with a map. Especially the landform of cold countries that Japan never has were interesting for me.




そうこうしているうちに夜食の時間。サンドイッチと飲み物でした。サンドイッチはハムとチーズから選べて、ハムを選択。なんとトナカイのハムでした!ちょっとクセがあったけど美味しかったです。ああ、もう最初っからすべてにわくわく。笑
こんな風にして、わたしの旅は始まりました。
The time passed quickly while I was enjoying seeing the view, supper time came. We had choices of cheese and ham and I chose ham. And it was reindeer ham! We don't have reindeer meat in Japan, it was very unusual for me. It tastes a bit strong but I enjoyed it anyway (so it's okay!). I was so excited about everything. My first long journey has begun like this way. :)

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