Paris to the Netherlands


airplane-flying-through-clouds-smallGetting to bed at 01:00 and having to wake up at 04:30 is not ideal, but it was worth it.

The alarm went off at 04:30, I had a quick shower, checked out of the hotel and took the shuttle across to terminal 2 in Charles de Gaulle airport. Despite the early hour, there were a lot of people around. I grabbed a coffee and caught up with my blog posts. By the time I had done that, it was time to board the short flight to Amsterdam.

We boarded on time, but unfortunately the flight was delayed by about 50 minutes, so a 50 minute flight became a 100 minute plane ride. 🙁

From Schiphol airport it was a train ride to Leiden. I actually got on the wrong train initially, so I had to get off at the first stop and turn around. 🙂 Once in Leiden it was a taxi ride to the OTN Cloud Developer Challenge. I ended up arriving about 3 hours late, but it was a free-format type of day, so being late wasn’t a major problem. I’ll write a separate post on that event.

At the end of the day I headed back to the hotel, did some washing and went bed to try and catch up on some sleep.

You can see video of the trip and my hotel here.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “Paris to the Netherlands”

  1. WTF !?! Did you shoot this video with a head mounted dashcam ? Like a miner’s helmet thing ? Weren’t you challenged at airport security on suspicion of being a terrorist (or at leat a weirdo) ?

  2. Andy: Just holding a camera in front of me. You get funny looks but my world domination is worth more than the embarrassment. 🙂



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