Traveling is [Boring]…or, when Long Layovers Take Over Your Life

Hello from Hong Kong!

Or, the Hong Kong Airport to be more exact.

(Does it really count to say I’m spending half a day here if I’m actually not leaving the airport? It’s late night here, so there’s not a whole lot to see at the moment besides a few sleeping and low activity passengers around me).

Okay, anywho.

Let’s cut to the chase.

Travel has been pretty painless.

The fifteen hour flight was long, yes, but the seat next to me was empty, so I had some really nice extra space to sprawl out on when trying to get some sleep  (especially for economy seating). There was lots of good in-flight entertainment objects–I watched two movies and listened to a few albums–and I also worked on some personal writing and got some reading done, too.

Pretty painless.

I didn’t get any travel pictures because my phone was so close to dying before boarding my flight to Hong Kong that I just turned it off. Not that plane pictures are that interesting, anyways. I wasn’t even by a window.

I really have nothing to add right now. I am blogging out of sheer boredom now.

I. HAVE. SO. MUCH. TIME.

My Thai adventure is SO close to taking off, but for now I’m hanging in Hong Kong, feeling a bit grungy from wearing the same clothes for well over a day now, and hoping these hours of my layover pass by pretty quickly.

I guess I could try to see if I get any sleep.

Okay. But really. I try to avoid my posts lacking direction like this.

But this layover…I’m telling ya!

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19 Replies to “Traveling is [Boring]…or, when Long Layovers Take Over Your Life”

  1. I’m sure sitting doing nothing really makes the anticipation of what’s coming next even worse. I’d say sitting in an airport for hours on end counts as being there, so yeah, you’ve been to Hong Kong. Sort of…. See if you have a friend whose currently on Face Book or something else that uses IM and chat to burn the hours away…

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    1. I’ve got stuff to do. Books to read. I bought a book of writing prompts the other day at Barnes & Noble. And I have some SMS messaging apps on my phone, so I’ve been texting friends on those.

      It’s not that I DON’T have stuff to keep me busy. It just feels like I’ve been traveling for so long already, and I’m so read to get to Thailand already. I’ve seen enough of airports to last me for a while, now.

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  2. I’d love to be in a Hong Kong airport. That reminds me of my semester abroad in London. On the way there I had a seven hour layover overnight in Iceland. And it was lifeless. Not a soul in sight and no couch to crash on. I think I slept on a table.

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    1. Hong Kong airport is really fascinating. Its like a huge mall, but I was there overnight and everything closed eventually. What, now couch? That sounds sucky but I guess those of us who travel all have to experience crappy layovers at some point.

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  3. Welcome to hongkong airport!!! Heheh. Glad you had a safe first leg of your flight. You got pretty lucky you had an empty seat beside you. Stretching those legs on a long haul flight is pretty necessary.
    Did you try eating original hongkong style noodles at the airport? They’re good!
    Happy sleeping and have a safe rest of the the trip! See ya in thailand. 😉

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    1. Thanks Belle! I know…I felt super lucky! I had noodles, but I don’t know if they were original to Hong Kong.

      I have since made it to Chiang Mai. Its been a rough adjustment and I’m really homesick, but its all part I’d the process, I think.

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  4. Have fun in Hong Kong! Good to see you’re up and flying high.

    By the way, you’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com)! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

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    1. I was actually in en route to Thailand where I will be teaching English for a time.

      Thanks for the nomination, but I don’t think I’ll get round to it given that I’m so busy with adjusting to life in Thailand.

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