Onto Flight #2 Bangkok to Frankfurt with Thai Airways, this time on the Airbus flagship the A380. It truly is a giant aircraft and amazingly quiet in comparison to the 747. The flight goes well and I land in Frankfurt just after 5am, clear the minimal customs – queue raised customs eyebrow on my almost full passport – before heading to the Lufthansa lounge to grab a shower and coffee. I was lucky and the guy at the lounge entrance saw my Flyer status so he sent me to the better First Class/Gold Level lounge. Refreshed I head to my next flight this time on the smaller 737 with Lufthansa as we take the short hop into Graz, Austria where I am met by GM Perry Zmugg.
LUFTHANSA ARE NICE TO THINK OF A COFFEE AND SOMETHING TO READ IN ALMOST EVERY LANGUAGE AT EACH DEPARTURE AREA
It is good to catch up with GM Perry (Sin Moo 9th Degree) and we head into Graz, first stop a Bio Organic market to pick up some Vegetables, Breads, Cheeses, etc. It is a perfectly clear day, and at 10 degrees warm in the sun. After the shopping we head into the centre to take a walk around, grab a schnitzel for lunch and revisit the Schlossberg (The fort on the hill in the centre of town). We catch up over a coffee on the top of the Schlossberg and then meet up with his kids for dinner at their favourite Chinese restaurant.
Bio Organic Market, Euro style.
There is a plate under that schnitzel
Check out the next post for the seminars.