After all the effort that went into packing up my uni room – okay, slight exaggeration there – and shoving/throwing it all into the back of my dad’s car, I haven’t really unpacked anything. I’ve decided that I don’t mind living out of these bags until I have to pack to Latvia. I mean, what’s the point in unpacking it all when most of it will end up being transferred into a suitcase? Well, that’s my justification for my sheer and utter laziness anyway! Good news. I’ve booked my flights for my Latvian adventure beginning in under a month’s time now. I must admit that it wasn’t easy. Every now and then I started stressing out a bit when trying to find the “right” flights for me, especially as a first time flyer (excluding the 1 hour trip to Glasgow). So many thoughts were going through my mind as 20 different airline sites stared me in the face:
“I have to find cheap flights!”
“I can actually use travelsupermarket.com for once”
“Gosh, where would I be without the internet and Google for that matter?!”
“Okay… why are these flights so cheap? Must be dodgy.”
“I wonder what the seats look like on their planes…”
*Google’s images of seats for one airline* “Mum, they look so unsafe!”
And when I’d asked every question going, probably the most important one came to mind…
“What on earth is baggage allowance?”
Taking a strategic approach and looking at both the financial and quality sides of the airline, I eventually bought what I think are the perfect tickets. Going abroad for my internship is definitely starting to feel more real, like it’s actually happening! This is probably because I’ve had to spend a wad of cash from my tender student budget, but it had to be done.
Another victory dance is in order I think. JD, you are my hero!