A day of my life lost..
Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
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I fell asleep before take off, when I woke I still thought we were waiting at the gate, even for another half hour i was thinking we'd been delayed.. I took a look out the window and realised were already high up cruising..
As we were getting closer to Beijing i started to like my seat on this air china plane more and more.. I'd read from another travelpodder that they give you no legroom but I had plenty.. I didn't want it to end and start the arduous task of getting across town to my hostel, and love the pampering you get with long haul flights..
I thought i'd never see Thursday 19th 2009.. I was looking forward to the novelty by crossing the dateline but my flight left LA at 12:40am early thursday morning..
I learnt a few phrases on the plane..
Ni hao, hello
sheh sheh.. Thank you
Zai chen. Goodbye
I tried my first Ni Hao on the immigration officer, it worked and I was stamped through in a matter of seconds.. i was contemplating the "good job" button they have for you to evaluate staff, but gave it a miss as i thought maybe it signaled you were let through too easy and needed more questioning. a quick internal train to customs and as I was only carrying my backpack as hand luggage I was in a taxi into town and outside my hostel within the next 20 minutes..