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Flying to Sapporo with Vanilla Air

I flew with Vanilla Air from Tokyo to Sapporo and back in December 2015

Usually when I travel around Japan I use trains. Shinkansen for longer distances and express or local trains for shorter distances. With a Japan Railpass I can ride the usually expensive Japanese trains as much as I want for a fixed price, and in Japan there is always a train leaving. Add the speed and comfort of the Shinkansen and train journeys become a great way to travel. It was first on my fourth trip to Japan that I had a domestic flight.

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When my flight from Taiwan to Japan got cancelled

I flew from Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan to Narita Airport in Japan in September 2016

It was the day after Typhoon Megi, yesterday all flights to and from Taoyuan Airport outside Taipei had been cancelled. Today the typhoon had passed, no more rain, the winds had calmed down. A perfect day for flying. I still anticipated some chaos at the airport. Lot oftravellers, long lines. People who could not fly yesterday looking for a new flight. Planes needed to be redirected, planes not where they should be, having to get to Taiwan before being able to depart from Taoyuan Airport. Things could be slower and more chaotic than usual. I left Taipei with plenty of time, I did not want to be be in a hurry at the airport.

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Bad weather at Gardermoen Airport in Norway

The following episode happened on a flight from Trondheim Airport Værnes to Oslo Airport Gardermoen in March 2015.

The winter in Norway can be quite a winter. You can get -20 degrees centigrade or a meter of snow during a day. Winds can be quite strong, rain can quickly turn to hail. Flying in Norway demands quite a lot from the pilot. Or the personell in charge of keeping the runway free from snow.

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Gate 19 at Gardermoen Oslo Airport

Gate 19 at Oslo Airport isn’t just one gate, but six (Gate 19a-f) and has in the last years become famous among Norwegian travelers. As a temporary gate in use during the construction of a new terminal, it is far away from the rest of the terminal, and up until recently completely void of any place selling something to eat or drink. To get there you have to walk down a long and sterile corridor, it looked like a construction site. Recently the corridor has been covered with some weird art to give you something to look at while walking. It did not take long after its opening before a new Facebook group appeared, declaring their hate for the gate. It quickly became clear than even cabin personell closely followed this group (article in Norwegian. A girl running to make her flight at gate 19 was posting photos of this in the group and was met by a nice surprise when she finally boarded the plane).
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Arrived at my airbnb in Sarajevo

I used airbnb in Sarajevo in March and April 2015

After a long day of travelling I have finally arrived in Sarajevo

It took me twelve hours from leaving my apartment in Trondheim, four flights and four countries. Direct flights to Sarajevo are not the most frequent flights from Trondheim. I changed flights in Oslo, Stockholm and Vienna but at last I have arrived. I was picked up at Sarajevo Airport by my airbnb—host. Excellent service. If only my bag had arrived as well, apparently it is still in Vienna. I am hoping it will arrive tomorrow.

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A rainy day in Stockholm

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