October 2017 Roster

My 2nd top bid month and only one thing I asked for… however a wide mix of trips, so in October I shall be going to:

DME – Moscow, Russia Layover
CPT – Cape Town, South Africa Layover
KIX – Osaka, Japan Layover
RUH – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Turn Around
PEK – Beijing, China Layover
Normal Annual Leave
CAI – Cairo, Egypt Turn Around
BHX – Birmingham, UK Layover

So a wide mix thrown into the bunch there. Kicking off the month in Russia! I’ve been here before and I’m looking to send out a few swaps for a new destination hopefully! After this I have three days off and my room mate Hannah has 5 so we’re planning a little jaunt somewhere and making the most of some cheap tickets, so stay posted for where I head on a little venture.

Next up it’s Cape Town, the weather will be warming up again in Cape Town, so fingers crossed I’ll actually be head up Table Mountain unlike last time I was there with the bad weather.

After this I’m finally heading back to Japan and can tick off a new destination of Osaka! It will be so nice to explore a new city here and I’m hoping to head over to the bamboo forest. If anyone has any suggestions on what to do here please do drop a comment below.

No surprise to see a Saudi turn around on my flight and then this is followed by Beijing. It’s been almost 18 months since I was last in Beijing and it would be great to go to the Forbidden City. I’m also rostered to fly with my batch mate Danica so I may keep this, I’ll see if anyone offers me anything exciting for it!

Following on from this I have leave again, I’m first of all heading back home to the UK for a night before me and two of my best friends jet off to Iceland for three days!! I cannot wait to add a new country to the list and most importantly, finally see the Northern Lights! It’s been on my bucket list for such a long time and I can’t wait to spend some time with best friends.

Bringing me back to work is a day time flight to Cairo which I’m hoping will be quick and easy before it’s back to the UK again to head to Birmingham. It isn’t home for me and I also don’t have any friends there anymore. I may see if my Mum wants to come down and visit or I may be a tourist in my own city for once and go to the birth place of Shakespeare. Who knows!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. For sure you also been to Sharm El Sheik….. it is also lovely strolling out there….

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    1. I’ve never been, I’m not massively into diving so been told not to bother if I ain’t into that!

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  2. Grandma myra says:

    enjoyed reading your Oct Roster Jess …it sounds a good and a real variety… lots of love and hugs xxx

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  3. L2 says:

    If you’re in Osaka you have to go to Nara and meet a deer in the park. You can buy food to feed them too.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll have a google!

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  4. Kerry says:

    Hi Jess!
    Try crab meat at the famous Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten in Dontombori. You can catch a shinkansen to Kyoto where the bamboo forest is. If you’re in Kyoto, try and spot a maiko/geisha at Ginza, and while you’re there go to a tea ceremony! Enjoy x

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    1. Thank you Kerry this sounds amazing and really up my street! I will definitely look into all this ๐Ÿ˜Š x

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