Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Day 1 - KLIA to Brisbane

13 March 2013

Went to KLIA in two separate cars, kereta Umi and Abah. Senang drive sendiri sebab nanti senang nak angkut luggage and all. Abah datang jemput we all pukul 6.45am macam tu and off we went to KLIA. Time sampai sana tu, the other car dah sampai. Check flight, ada delay pulak. Tak lama la, about half an hour delay kot. Check-in and all then we had breakfast first. The kids memang excited la. Not just them, me too!

Depart from KLIA at around 10 kot. Sorry la, kena agak² sebab 7 bulan yang lepas. Stories based on photos and memories je ni. Oh on that day, Aariq tepat² 16 months old. Flight to Brisbane took us about 8 hours. Lama betul. Dah malam baru sampai. Considering ni first time they all naik flight, I takut gaks la if ada scene nangis², jerit² ke tapi amazingly kids behave. Mika tak tidur langsung dia tengok la cartoon and all. We were seated in two rows. The four of us kat row depan sebab Aariq kira infant lagi and he needs the crib and the rest kat belakang. Bila Mika boring dia gi la belakang then depan balik. Aariq pulak tidur half of the journey.

Touched down at Brisbane at about 7pm and since we all ada bawak food, kena la declare and all. Our relatives yang duduk sana dah advise letak food in one bag so senang they all nak inspect. Aussie kan strict so based on our prev experience pergi Perth dulu, we all tak la pack prohibited food. Even food yang we all bawak masuk the ingredients and all semua clearly written. Weeks before pergi, I dah survey about formula milk termasuk la check with their custom and boleh je bawak masuk as long as the box is unopened. Punya la takut tak lepas sebab kat sana takde pulak milk the kids. Tapi hari tu, tak sure la dah malam ke apa, dia tak check sangat pon. Semua lepas. Takde scene bukak² bag check satu² barang that night. The most important thing to take note of is, barang² you all bawak masuk kena pack elok² and the ingredients must be clearly written. If dalam box, biar dalam box jangan keluarkan. Of course dairy products, meat and all tak boleh la nak bawak masuk kan.

Kat sana we all rent Starec sebab boleh fit all 8 of us. Trip tak pakai tour guide langsung, just based on the itinerary created by my sister and I, of course before that dah survey semua tempat dan tanya our relatives yang duduk sana. Bila sampai je, dah ada driver tunggu together with the rented car. Kena hantar orang tu balik ke company dia dulu then only gerak ke Gold Coast which is about 45 minutes drive from Brisbane. All the while kat sana, Abah yang drive. Dia tak register pon nama my brother and husband. Memang hebat la.

Accommodation pulak I ngan my sister propose The Towers of Chevron Renaissance sebab dia macam kat centre and Abah gave us green light sebab banker kan. Huhuh..will review about the apartment later² la yer. My uncle duduk sana, so dia and his wife la tolong we all check-in masa petang tu. Sampai je apartment, tengok they all dah tunggu and they brought dinner for us. Baru day 1 dah makan nasi. Malaysia la sungguh. A full pot of soup, makan ngan nasi dan cili padi made in Gold Coast. Marvellous I tell you. Oh yes, time we all sampai apartment dah 10pm macam tu. They all ada kirim stuffs from Msia so in return, we asked them to buy us groceries, cukup la untuk we all masak for breakfast and lunch on the next day sebab sampai dah malam kan. Good thing about the apartment, bawah tu ada Coles so we can do grocery shopping anytime during the day. We stayed at 47th floor tak silap and the view, MasyaAllah cantik nya.

waiting for Tok Bah
happy faces + check-in time
 breakfast dulu
on the way
 hello Gold Coast! view from our apartment. nice eh?

******** end of day 1 ********

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