Schiphol Airport

September 15, 2005 1 By Jakob

Finally on the way, now sitting at Schiphol Airport waiting for the boarding at 19.15. This morning was all about packing everything, and that went extremely well until about 15 minutes before we wanted to leave when we weighed everything. We’re allowed to bring 30kg each including bikes excluding hand luggage, and to our great surprise we were well above that. A quick repacking allowed us to shuffle some stuff into hand luggage and end up at a lower weight, and we’re now checked in and well.

Jakob looks pretty tired right now as he had some things to finish work-wise before going to China. In fact it ended up taking until 02.00 last night. Jolanda is irritated because she got a fee from one of the employees of the Amsterdam public transportation company. We were travelling outside the zone that the ticket was valid for, and when we got “caught” the GVB-guy insisted on having Jolanda pay a hefty extra penalty only for forgetting to stamp an extra zone. Now she has to pay within 7 days, which is obviously quite difficult, so now she will probably have to pay an extra fee for paying too late.

And now we’re off to gate F8.