So I’m lucky enough to go on a vacation back to my motherland of the Philippines to see my family. I’ll be going for 14 days, but with travel it’s only really 9, but I’m not complaining.
I’m going to be taking a bunch of pictures along the way, but I’ll only upload the highlights.
My day started at 3 AM EST. I didn’t sleep at all for over 24 hours except for when I blinked ONCE between 2 and 3 AM and then started having a panic attack. I had to catch a 4 AM train to get to the airport and Google Maps estimated I was 46 mins away so I had to 2fast2furious it up. Luckily there was hardly any traffic on the way and I was able to get to the train with a couple minutes to spare. I rested by eyes for an hour on the train then got to JFK.
The security checkpoint was pretty redic. It took me about +90 minutes to get through. It’s a good thing I got there 3 hours before my flight. When I got to the front of the line I realized the issue. People were leaving electronics in their baggage so TSA had to open them and it was holding everyone up. After finally getting through all that I was able to find my gate and setup shop near a chair with a nearby power outlet. I charged up my phone and just relaxed until boarding.
The first leg of my flight is +15 hours and I’ve done it enough times in the past few years I look forward to it. I get two meals, snacks, tons of in-flight entertainment and I get to sleep pretty peacefully. I sat in the back row window seat, but the alignment of the window didn’t allow me to rest my head against it that well. I didn’t get to sleep as much as I hoped. If I had to guess it was probably 5-6 hours.
I watched 4 movies (Rough Night, Baby Driver, The Big Sick and Spiderman Homecoming). There are other movies I made note of to watch and I got Stranger Things 2 on my phone if needed.
Got to eat some nice food on the plane. Cathay Pacific serves some pretty good airline food in my opinion. I think next time I go I’ll try and get business class just to see what it’s like.
After my +15 hour flight, I got to Hong Kong and hung out there for 6 hours. I was able to create this site and charge my computer a little. Hong Kong airport is nice and spacious. The views by my gate were pretty nice during the sunset too. Note to self, next time you go bring more American dollars so you can buy some food.
At this point in the trip, I’m starting to get pretty tired. I passed out right after takeoff and slept all the way until they served food and then passed out again. I got to the airport around 10:30 PM local time, but didn’t leave until 11:15-30 because baggage claim took a while. I was able to breeze through customs which was a first.
I didn’t get home until 1am and zzzz’d the night away. 24 hours of travel in the books. Now my vacation starts.