Here is a quick update from the trip so far. Much more coming later in the weekend.
To say the least, I don’t know which way is up. I left my apartment at 11am on Wednesday (Eastern time) and arrived in Tacloban at 6am on Friday (local time).
It is such an easy thing to complain about international travel. Long flights, long lines, and irrational immigration rules. In the end, in less that 36 hours I am literally on the other side of the world.
Regardless of hassle that is a truly amazing thing.
Travel side note 1: You know a flight is long when you have eaten three meals, listened to two podcasts, and watched 4 movies only to realize you have two more hours on this flight and two flights to go.
Travel side note 2: Every part of travel should be as efficient, as friendly, and as cute as security at Tokyo airport. The way they dealt with people who didn’t speak English or Japanese made me giggle with delight.