Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The perfect travelling companion

It took us a total of about 19 hours to get from our house in Palembang, Indonesia to my mother's house in Brisbane, Australia. Aaron was a little difficult at the Palembang Airport but once we got on the plane, he was an angel.

Changi Airport was everything I expected. The singaporeans really know how to make transit time zoom by. 6 whole hours there wasn't enough! There were even more shops there than my last trip in 2005. We spent quite a bit of time at the Family Zone where Aaron could 'stretch his legs'. We couldn't tear him away from there!


Here he is again having fun with some older boys in the departure lounge. It was his first time really interacting with other children and was amazing to watch. The two boys were wonderful and included Aaron in their game of chasing after a toy tiger. The game completely wore him out and he fell asleep as soon as we boarded. He stayed in 'sleep mode' for the entire journey but kept waking up because of the cramped conditions. It was easy to put him back to sleep each time.

6 comments:

Blindsighted One said...

I'm completely impressed you traveled with a young child and lived to tell about it. My friend just traveled with her young daughter. The flight was delayed for 3 hours and she went through all the diapers!

JUST A MOM said...

It sure woudl be nice ot have thngs like tht here for teh poor babies. Them new schoes look like htey worked great too!!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You travel well, Amanda. Most are very harassed, especially at an airport.

Surfergirl said...

good to know you made it smoothly!! aaron looked very at ease with his 'homies' can't wait to see the little guy!

Evelyn said...

Awww look at him! He's a big boy now, and I've never seen him wore so much clothes! Yeah, the singapore government is all about making sure that you have the best experience (or at least try to) for places where there are a lot of foreigners so that they can continue make you come back over and over again to spend money! 19 hours?! Man, it's like me flying back to KL...

Amanda said...

Its strange. The trip over here was long and I had expected issues....but there were none. Today, a simple ride in the car caused endless screams. Babies!