Continental isn't Singapore Airlines, that's for sure, but the food was much better -- Indian veg. It was a 14 hour flight with yelling, screaming kids most of the way. When we were taking off, one small girl (maybe 4?) started shouting "We're crashing! We're crashing into the water! We're crashing!" She kept this up the entire take-off. When we were landing, she and a chorus of other kids her age shouted "Whee! Whee! Whee!" the whole time. FUN.
OK -- it's 11:02pm here, 1:32pm in NY. So you do the math to figure out the time difference.
So far it's great. We had a breeze at the airport, no problems at all, and the hotel really did send a car for us. As we were leaving the airport, a young girl started doing cartwheeley things, forward flips I guess? and then asked for money. The driver gave us a little tour as he was driving us to the hotel, and we could mostly understand each other. We're tired, I slept but painfully, but Marc didn't really sleep. We didn't get the room we reserved -- they "upgraded" us to a suite with a private terrace and 2 twin beds.
For now, I'm signing off, just wanted to say that we got here and everything is great so far. Expect pictures tomorrow; I took some good ones from the plane, but we pay for Internet by the hour and I haven't looked at the pictures yet.
with a big happy smile