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Istanbul – Riga – Kiev

Just before I started to new route I bit a piece of bread. It’s a kind ofvulgar superstition which we learned from my grand mother. :) According to this my mother will keep that piece of bread and I will return to home with no problems as soon as possible. And here you see the photo just before I start my first flight of new route.Well it was the world’s most non-logical flight because I flied to Riga first to go to Kiev and I did it just to save 30 dollars. Well every cent counts in a journey like this. I flied with many airways fromdifferentcountries but this one was one of the worst. (airbaltic) They try to charge for everything. You should pay extra for your bag (even for a single bag) your handluggagemust be 8 kg and very small size. Food or drink is not free. Landing was the most scary one I have ever seen.

Yola 癟覺kmadan anneanne tavsiyesine uyuldu ekmek 覺s覺rld覺 ve yola 繹yle 癟覺k覺ld覺. imdiye kadar bir 癟ok havayolu irketiyle deneyimim oldu ama bu en k繹t羹lerinden biriydi. anta i癟in ekstra para istemelerinden tutunda el 癟antas覺n覺n maximum 8 kg olmas覺n覺 art komalar覺na kadar yolcular覺na hayat覺 zindan eden bu havayolu irketi mi yoksa Hindistan’da yaad覺覺m Jet airways deneyimi mi daha k繹t羹yd羹 karar veremiyorum. T覺pk覺 Jet airways gibi bu abilerimizde u癟akta suyu bili parayla sat覺yorlar. Koltuklarda sizi oyalayacak herhangi bir ekran falan da yok. Belirli bir 羹cret kar覺l覺覺 Ipad kiralayabiliyorsunuz. T羹m bunlar覺 ge癟tim 30 dolar tasarruf edicem diye 2 saatlik Istanbul – Kiev yolculuunu Riga aktarmal覺 yaparak 6 saate 癟覺karmam hayli anlams覺z oldu. Ama olsun bu yolculukta her kuruun 繹nemi var.

I had only last 10 dollars to spend when I was in plane and I bought a sandwich with that. There is no entertaining system or anything in the plane. So they rent Ipads in the plane. No money for that.

U癟akta karn覺m ac覺kt覺 ve cebimde harcayabileceim sadece 10 dolar vard覺. Bununla bir sadwich ald覺m. B繹ylece Ukrayna’ya vard覺覺mda cebimde hi癟 para olmayacakt覺.

Here I am in Riga airport. Discovered some interesting drinks and check the packages but couldn’t buy one. My bag was heavy enough already.

Riga’ya vard覺m. Kiev i癟in aktarmam覺 beklerken duty free mekanlar覺nda cirit att覺m. Yerel i癟kilerin ambalajlar覺ndan gazetelerin layoutlar覺na kadar 癟eit 癟eit eyi incelereyek zaman ge癟irdim.

I looked around while waiting for my plane to Kiev.

Tabi hi癟 bir ey almad覺m. Bunun i癟in ne param vard覺 ne de 癟antada yerim.

And surprise! Check this out! We have a flight from Riga to Kiev with apropellerplane! This is a Q400 NextGen plane with 76 passangers and it has 2084 commercial range. Slightly slower than jet planes with 667 km/h cruising speed.

S羹priiiz! Riga’dan Kiev’e pervaneli u癟akla gidiyoruz. Hatta ini yapmak 癟ok yak覺t harcad覺覺 i癟in yolcular aa覺 para羹tle atlayacakm覺. aka bir yana bunu deseler a覺rmazd覺m :) O derece yani. Asl覺nda bu u癟aklar olduk癟a g羹venli ayg覺tlar. Sadece al覺覺lageldiimiz jetlerden 200 k羹s羹r kilometre daha yava u癟uyorlar. dar ama uzunca bir kabine sahip. 76 yolcu al覺yor ve 2084 kilometre menzili var.

Here I arrived to Kiev in the night 22:00 pm. They kept me nearly one hour to check visa and passport. My friends Ilya and Katya were waiting outside for me and I wasimpatient to see them.

Yola saat 15:00′da 癟覺kt覺m ve saat 22:00′da Kiev’e vard覺m. D覺arda arkadalar覺m Ilya ve Katya beni beklerken pasaport ve vizemin incelenmesi, 癟antam覺n a癟覺l覺p bak覺lmas覺 gibi eyler y羹z羹nden 1 saat beklemek ho olmad覺. Zaten Ukrayna’ya her gelite en az 1 saat anlams覺z bir bekleyi ya覺yorum bu 2006′da da b繹yleydi gene ayn覺s覺 oldu.