There is no better (or nervous) feeling than pulling the trigger on a $700 one-way flight to China.
I am flying from London to China so I had to use AeroFlot, a Russian airline, and I will be connecting through Moscow. I studied Russian in university and would LOVE to hop out the door in Moscow and just stay, but unfortunately I will only have 2 hours there.
They do not do E-ticketing, so after booking I received a screen telling me that I had to pick up my paper tickets at their office in London within 14 days or I would loose my seat. I called them using Skype and the sexy Russian voice on the other end told me that she could hold my ticket until 7 days before departure, but no later. A little disheartening, considering that I arrive into London 7 days before departure. I think it will work out, but paper tickets make me nervous after the fiasco I endured to get from London to Egypt on a dodgy airline last year.
Wow – good money is being spent, tickets are non-refundable, the kung fu school headmaster has a date to collect me at the ZhengZhou train station, this crazy idea that has been in my head for months is blooming into a full blown trip all of a sudden.