Honey Cake and Tea (J got charged extra for a slice of lemon and a little milk for tea, feeling wronged and fooled )
At this point 5 hours have past since landing- very tired, but still smiling- delirium or what ya gonna do- eh (still underguard)
Imprisoned in Russia. We were then loaded/guarded onto a coach for transfer to the Hotel just past 11pm. Upon arriving at the service entrance of the hotel, we were herded to a desk that was setup in a corridor with a few rooms around it, bypassing reception and any other public areas. Little did we know this would be our sole movement zone for the next 12 hours.
We could not leave our room.... literally, there was a guard posted immediately outside all of our rooms and cameras. Breakfast(choiceless) was served at 9:30, in our room. Sadly, the fresh air and luxurious hotel leisure facilities was outside of the allowed zone.
Then at 1:30pm were were escorted on another coach and back to the airport.... and yes through the back enterance again
Currently I’m writing this during the 7 hour flight to Beijing. The flight attendants have been great as our special meal requests had not transferred. They have gone out of their way to find us alternative foods to eat. A lot is to be said when one compliments \240airplane food! Once we arrive in Beijing, it will be a 4 hr wait for the next flight UB.We will be arriving 18 hours later than planned.
At the hotel we were able to contact our host family and our ride (we were allowed wi-fi) and fortunately he will be able to take us to our family at 11 am on Monday morning (May 27th)
Yes I started telling this 2 days ago!