I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit nervous, stressed and slightly sad to be leaving. Obviously I’m extremely happy and excited as well.
I’m the kind of person that lets the stress and anxiety eat away at my stomach so the last couple weeks has been tough. But knowing myself, I knew as soon as I passed through airport security I’d be fine. And sure enough that happened.
I mentioned some sadness above and I should clarify that emotion. I’m going to miss the birth of my niece. Her due date was my travel date and I would be a liar if I said I didn’t shed a couple tears while hugging my mom before leaving. For those of you who know me well, family means more to me than anything else in this world but what keeps me happy is knowing I’m going to be able to give Tala a big hug and kiss the day I get back to Ottawa.
Now that we got the emotions out of the way… I love flying. I’ve been spoiled my entire life to be lucky and privileged to travel quite a bit and to some fairly exotic locations. The 27-ish hours (including layovers) is pretty easy, especially since most of my flight were at night. The dream when flying is to never have a seat partner and the Flight Gods must have been looking down to me and gave me a break. Sure the Ottawa -> Toronto flight I had no one beside me but who cares when its 45 minutes long. How about no 3rd person for my 14 hour flight from Toronto to Hong Kong? Amazing. It took me about 1/2 the flight to convince the very nice woman beside me that it was okay to put her feet up and enjoy the luxury but she finally did it and had a smile on her face the rest of the flight. NFL jerseys sale of Tom Brady
As some know I was born in Hong Kong and if I’m not mistaken this was my first trip back, even though it was only the airport. I had a few hours layover so I did what any good North American boy would do. Eat McDonald’s breakfast. After scarfing down an Egg McMuffin and a large coffee, I did some touring around the airport and as the sun came out and the clouds rolled away, the mountains appeared and it was at that moment I realized my next trip has to be to explore my birth country.
I was getting ahead of myself because I still had the 3.5 hour flight from Hong Kong to Phuket. It was during this flight that I quickly found out my luck in flights was done. I’m a patient person (I think…) but the kid behind me loved to kick my seat and push his feet on it as well. The back massage was welcomed as the seats in this flight were not very comfortable. And if you’re wondering, no I wasn’t that guy that got all angry and told him to stop. His father noticed and got him to stop. #GoodParenting .
Upon arrival in Phuket and exiting the plane, my first dose of the weather slapped me from head to toe. I haven’t felt that kind of humidity since Dubai. Good thing I wore jeans and a long sleeve shirt right? It’s at this moment when the realization of whats to come settled in.
Let the adventure of a life time begin! nfl jerseys 2017 online