Making a phone call in America is done in a different manner as in Holland. Why, I will probably never understand, but I do understand that only with a very expensive phone it is possible to make calls in both countries. My free Postbank mobile is useless in America, so I won’t be taking it with me.

My plan is that once I arrive in America I’ll go and find a cheap prepay phone and inform my family at home about the number.. maybe I’ll even post the number on this blog. The change anyone will abuse the number is small, because any international call will cost the caller a small fortune. :-p

Of course I’ll check my emails, at least if it’s send to the correct address. I’ll also try and post some of my adventures here online. There is no reason to panic, just be patient and for sure I’ll send some note in the next three months.

Time weirdness

Just received my flight details..
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
From: Schiphol Arpt, Amsterdam Netherlands
To: John F Kennedy Intl, New York NY – U.S.
Departs: 11:00 AM Arrives: 1:10 PM
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004
From: San Francisco Intl Arpt, San Francisco CA – U.S.
To: John F Kennedy Intl, New York NY – U.S.
Departs: 8:25 AM Arrives: 4:45 PM
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004
From: John F Kennedy Intl, New York NY – U.S.
To: Schiphol Arpt, Amsterdam Netherlands
Departs: 6:25 PM Arrives: 8:00 AM Next Day

When I leave it will take me 2 hours and 10 minutes. Pretty good time, but when I return I will have to face a massive 20 hours and 55 minutes of flight time! Incredible!