Saturday, 24 January 2009
Hey, that's not Singapore
Our plans hit a slight snag when we tried to fly out of Australia. While we queued, we could see a piece of paper being passed down the line. Not a message on a screen, not an announcement over the loudspeaker. A piece of paper. Telling us that our flight had been cancelled and we would be shuttled to a hotel.
When we (eventually) got to said hotel, we fortified ourselves in the bar with nachos and champagne. Nachos are a brilliant bar snack - I don't know why you don't see them more in the UK. But it is a good thing we did, because to add insult to injury, our "complimentary" buffet dinner was inedible. So we went back to the room, watched Iron Chef's Lettuce Battle and From Russia With Love. And crossed our fingers in hope that the next day we'd be in Singapore.