July 23-24: Departure
Because I need to fly to the west, in order to avoid getting up early on the day of flight, causing difficulty to adapt to the time difference, I went to a hostel in Guangzhou one night before, and I tried to delay sleeping and getting up so that when I reach the destination I could directly match the local timetable.
I departed on the evening of July 23, entered mainland China from Hong Kong via Huanggang Port, and then took the Shenzhen Metro to Shenzhen East Station.
After a night at the hostel in downtown Guangzhou, I went to the airport to take the aeroplane. The new terminal building of Guangzhou Airport No. 2 has just been opened, and its design is almost the same as that of Hong Kong Airport.
The plane I took was Aeroflot Russian Airlines SU221. It was scheduled to take off at 11:10 and arrive at SVO at 16:20. However, because of the thunderstorm in Guangzhou that day, the airport runway was congested. The final flight was delayed for 40 minutes, arriving at 17:00. I had to transfer to the SU1006 flight that took off at 18:30. The minimum transit time at SVO from terminal F international flight to the terminal D domestic flight was 90 minutes, making the time very urgent. From international to domestic, luggage could not be sent directly to the destination, need to be taken out and re-shipped in SVO. I needed to enter the Russian territory at SVO. I showed the boarding pass to the airline staff to ask to jump the queue. After I retrieved the baggage, I immediately ran from terminal F to the domestic part at the end of terminal D and re-checked the baggage. When I reached the gate, the flight had started to board.
This domestic line aircraft needed to fly over the foreign Lithuanian airspace. The following is a photo of the Lithuanian and Russian border river.
The Curonian Spit could be seen before the plane landed.
The airport had recently expanded in response to the World Cup, the banner of the World Cup was immediately seen after getting off the place.
The thing not lacking in the airport is the ATMs, which are available for all banks.
I took the 244э bus to the city centre, and immediately saw a mobile phone shop advertisement with a big communist sign.
Arrived at the city centre, I saw that the area was quite westernized.