So difficult to believe that just yesterday I was at the airport in Lima. The flight was really fast for me. The 12 hours we were on the air I could resume them like this : I watched a complete movie (Harry Potter 7 - Part 2), I slept and ate, slept and ate, and like this in a repeating way since my memory just remembers me loading down the table for the flight hostess to put something to eat or drink on it. When I finally really woke up there was 1 hours and a half left for arriving to Amsterdam based on what the flight tracking screen was saying. But that same screen was showing us flying over London. That is another proof that in Europe everything is so close. The only thing I had to do in that time was playing on the interactive screen and admire at the flight hostess, that indeed was white and pretty. (haha)
Schiphol airport in Amsterdam is of a higher level than any other airport I have ever visited. First thing to highlight, and to smash it on the face of Lima airport, is that here we have good quality free Wi-Fi internet access in the whole airport area. Although it is just free two times for 30 minutes each time, but so far is the average time a common person spend in the airport wiating. Since I am not a common person, I am spending a lot more than 1 hour waiting here. I am doing an transfer to take another flight to Abu Dhabi, which will depart more than 12 hours later.
|La Borracha en la zona de descanso que debería haber en |
todo aeropuerto / The drunkie in the public resting area that
must be in all airports
Some things to take into consideration when visiting this airport in Amsterdam. The power socket outlets are different !!!!! Before travelling get those universal adaptors for any kind of sockets. Police men go around the airport on wheels, not on bikes, but in those electrical scooters, where they just go standing. Few restaurants are open 24hrs, so try not to spend a night in this airport, of get something to eat before 10 pm that is when most restaurants close, or keep looking harder for finding an open pleace after midnight.
Y también algunas cosas o recomendaciones en general para cuando vayan al Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez en Lima. Viajen con ropa ligera, o sea con zapatillas (cualquier calzado que no tenga metal en ningún lado). Sus collares, relojes, pulseras, anillos, celulares, y monedas (todo implementos similar que tenga metal) guárdenlo en su mochila o bolso de mano antes de pasar por los detectores de metales (tan obvio). De esa manera se ayudarán uds mismos para no tener que estar desvistiéndose y vistiéndose allí mismo, ya que sólo ponen su bolsa de mano, caminan por el detector, y recogen su bolsa de mano y siguen su camino, ya más adelante se lo pondrán tranquilos en la zona de abordaje. Y también ayudan a los demás, porque siempre los tumultos se hacen porque hay gente que tiene que pasar por el detector dos o tres veces, ya que siempre tiene algo metálico que tiene que quitárselo. Si van a entrar a la zona de abordaje dos o tres horas antes, coman algo afuera antes, porque adentro todo es caro !!!!!!! Una botella de agua San Luis está 5 soles !!!!
And some other things to take into consideration when going to the International airport in Lima. Go with confty clothes, it means any kind of skechers (or any shoes that may not have any metallic component). Neckless, watches, rings, cellphones and coins (or any similar belonging) keep them in your backpack or handbag before passing the metal detector (obvious of course). That way you help your self for avoiding gettings undresses and dressed right there, you would only need to place you handbag on one side and walk through the detector, then pick up your bag and continue your way, for getting dressed quietly in the boarding area, for example. That way you also help other people that may be on hurry, since the slowest point is always in the metallic detectors since there is people that has to pass like three times, for every metallic thing that forgot to take out. If you plan to get into the boarding area like three hours before your departure, eat something outside before, because inside everything is too stupidly expensive !!!!!! One bottle of wat is 5 soles (like 2 dollars!!!!).
It has been too much writing for a small transfer visit inside an airport. I hope to talk more about Amsterdam city after April 21st.
PD: Beside all the modernity and elegance of this airport, it has mice going around at nights.