Thursday, November 13, 2008

Getting More (Sur)Real

Well our facilitator team emailed us today to get some information from us. They want to know our arrival at the Kiev airport. And now they have presented us with our first choices we need to make. When we get to Kiev, do we want an apartment or hotel? When we go to Odessa, do we want to go by plane, bus, car, or train? If by train, 2nd or 1st class? It is surreal. I tell you, the deeper we get into this thing the more respect I have for the families that have already done this.

Made the last of the remaining arrangements for our trip this evening. We now have lodging in London for three nights. It took hours on the internet to get that figured out. I would have liked to be on the outskirts in a B&B with a private family, but with our schedule, and the fact that there are three of us, it just wasn't working out. So now we have an apartment in central London, close to the tourist action and the Tube.

6 comments:

Kevin & Pam said...

Safe travels! I can't wait to read your blog. We haven't kept up very well lately but we are in the waiting mode now and will have plenty of time.

MamaPoRuski said...

Hmm, my choices would be flat in Kyiv and plane to Odessa! Enjoy London, praying it isn't pouring rain!

adoptedthree said...

Anytime you can fly- go for it, but everyone should experience the train at least once :)

The car ride is good from Odessa to Kyiv the roads are in good condition unlike most areas.

Alan said...

OK everyone thanks for the advice! Turns out our fac. wrote back, the plane tickets would only be $49 each, the train $100 each. We'll fly then!

Ashley said...

This is so exciting! I can not wait to be in your shoes!!! haha

WOW! $49 for the plane!!! Man, I want to fly, too! That is great!!

Alan said...

Actually I was wrong about the airfare, it is $43 apiece!