Chiang Mai —> Bangkok —> Amman —> Barcelona —> Sevilla —> Jerez.
We left Thailand on Sunday and it was still the same Sunday when we got to Spain, courtesy of creativity of European time zones. Honestly, it is hard to believe that Poland and Spain are on the same time. There are 3,237km (~ 2011mi) between Krakow and Sevilla, but a lunch break at noon would happen at the same time at both. I am still trying get used to sunny evenings in Spain: at half past nine at night there is no need to turn on the lights.
6 different airports in less than 2 days were tiring. The range of emotions went from excitement and curiosity in the beginning (Chiang Mai): we are leaving for another adventure! to oops, we have 6 hours to kill till they open the check-in counter (Bangkok), to I just need a shower (Amman), to I do not care anymore (Barcelona), to nothing (Sevilla), to, after an hour-long ride to Jerez, wow! are we going to spend next 3 months of our lives here?…
During our progress from east to west through airports and planes we caught some amusing scenes to keep us awake and entertained.
Chiang Mai: the interior of the plane looked like a scene from a sci-fi movie with thick clouds of cold air blowing out of a/c vents.
Bangkok: we had so much “free” time there that decided to go for a walk outside. In a hindsight it was not a wisest decision due to heat and humidity, but we were rewarded with some great views of sunset.
Amman: I would definitely remember Queen Alia International Airport for it’s futuristic ceiling… and for just been a fully functional airport in the middle of empty land.
Barcelona: we witnessed a take off of the largest passenger airplane, Airbus A380. Here is the series of photos from the first time we noticed it the time it disappeared into the skies.
Sevilla: no offense, Sevilla, but your airport is a living testament to the 1970s. I haven’t seen an arrivals/departures announcement board like this in ages.
Jerez: and this is our home for the next 3 months. Historical note: this is a former convent in case you were wondering about architectural details.