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Time for goodbye has arrived, or as local people there call it, Apple goodbye .
On the 20 August 2007, we checked out of the hotel and started our journey towards
Florida, the Orlando City.
We arrived at the airport and my departure was at 11:30 am
we arrived two hours earlier just for precautions but when we entered the airport, I was shocked.
The queue there couldve been a kilometer long and we were terrified of missing our flight and the things that followed that like booking another flight or what airline to take. Only just a million questions
50 minutes left for the flight and were even half way through the queue until one of the airport employees appeared calling out our flight. The blood in my veins started running again and raised my hand shouting Me! Me! Me!!!
So here we went and gave the lady our passports and tickets, feeling happy beyond words until she told me You have extra weight. In America, each person could carry a 23 kg bag and me and my wife carried two bags. Each is 29 kg approximately; I had to pay an extra amount of course but I didnt get frustrated or any other wave of depression because I knew that we were going to make it to the flight and continue the journey me and my wife planned.
The lady told us that since we have International tickets,
she wont accept the extra amount of payment for the extra weight.
I thanked her and bolted towards the gate.
Long queues seemed to follow us everywhere.
Security over there is pretty tight and closely monitored. Get your laptop out, kiddo. Let me check your pockets
Its the same like any other airport in any other country but more tight and closely followed. Anyways, the plane took off (with us in there too) for two hours and 40 minutes.
We arrived safely at the Orlando Airport; after the bags, we went to the basement for the hiring offices, to be more specific, I went to the GPRS office where I already booked a car with insurance and a BUDGET system to help me while Im driving. It only took 10 minutes until I got
I switched on the GPRS to help me find our hotel; in no time, we reached our hotel, Fairfield Inn® by Marriott® Orlando Lake thanks to the GPRS. The hotel is located in an area in which it contains three other hotels which looks like Tourist Village with only one entrance. Of course, each hotel has its own hotel card. (If youre interested to know the three hotels are called:
Courtyard Orlando Lake
Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Lake Buena Vista
What your opinion about the car?
The hotel I booked in, Fairfield Inn is a four star hotel with a price of $100 (including Breakfast buffet continental) with 5 nights & 6 days. The main reason I chose this hotel was because it was close to Sea World and Disney World which I have planned to visit during this journey. Also, its prices are amazingly at the normal range with the hotel being only set up for six months; it has a nice swimming pool with a bunch of restaurants that are suitable and belong to the village atmosphere. Everything about it told me that Ive made the right choice choosing it with one exception. Its only disadvantage was that it didnt have safety boxes in the reception, in my opinion; I placed my belongings in the safety box in the lobby.
This Hotel Picture
The Food Court
We changed and settled into suitable clothes and drove to the Orlando Premium Outlets (of course with the help of the GPRS). Its mall which is only 4 minutes away from the hotel in a car. First thing, the mall is amazingly huge with popular brands with very reasonable prices. We had lunch and started exploring the mall. We reached Vanilla Fudge where this man in the picture below started entertaining us while working and we tasted it. I cant even find the right words to describe the taste!
Time passed without us realizing that the mall was shutting its doors, so we went for a ride around the area and had dinner then back to the hotel.
Its 7:30 am and we have a free breakfast. As I mentioned before, it was a buffet continental where most of its serving were different kinds of bread, cheese, jams, cornflakes, freshly squeezed fruit juices, cake, and waffles (but you make your own waffle). You put the mixture in the machine, when its done, itll give you a sign.
This the machine I spoke about it before .
mmmmMMMMMmmm..Sooo mouth- watering!!!!!!
Then we went off to Sea World
This is a picture of a man who is, in a way, an entertainer and takes pictures with Sea World visitors.
The squirrels over there are in a big population; every time I look at this picture below,I remember how I used to run after them non-stop. Theyre so cute!
اOne of the most popular views and form of entertainment there, was the dolphins
Theres a short video of how it was like:
To View The Video Click Here
Also, one of the most spectacular shows , was the Shamu show.
After the magnificent time watching & learning about Sea World, we went for lunch and around 5 pm we went back to the hotel. We rested for couple of hours then rode to Cirque du Soleil ( the globally known French Circus) and watched La Nouba
If you dont live in the states, I bet you dont realize how popular this show is; each day, it performs twice. One at 6:00 and the other are 8:30. Its closed for two days each week and also, its preferable to book before the show at least 5 days before the performance.
Of course, the performances are extraordinary. Below the stage.
it has its own souvenir gifts shops.
This link below is a small video clip, I hope you guys like it:
Obviously, the stage is located in Disney Downtown where its Disneyland. In Disney land, there a lot of different shops, clubs and many many different forms of entertainment. After the performance & dinner, and a walk through the nights of Disney Downtown, we went back to our hotel.
((Next section of Disneyland will posted soon))
To Be Continued. . . would follow if we miss our flight.