But anyway, I'm writing this at around 3am in our hostel in Santiago, Chile, at the end of possibly the longest day of our lives. Bec, myself and our friends Sammy and Rach left Sydney at midday and travelled backwards 14 hours worth of time zones in 12.5 hours. Hence not being able to resist falling asleep at 5pm local time and being wide awake now with not much else to do.
We had an awesome first afternoon in Santiago walking around and exploring the downtown neighbourhood of Bellas Artes where our hostel is, however we all resembled complete zombies as a result of our 30 odd straight hours of being awake.
Which brings me back to my first point, the pros and cons of flying.
- You get to go somewhere completely different!
- Incredibly sore back/legs/butt
- Inability to sleep
- Inability to so much as scratch your nose without annoying someone nearby if you are any taller than 5'8"
- Having to spiderman crawl over 3 people every time you need to pee....
Okay so from this list there are obviously more cons... however the one and only pro OVERWHELMINGLY outweighs all of these terrible, terrible cons (did someone say first world problems?)
Well I'm giving up now and going to try to sleep some more.
Tomorrow entails a walking tour of Santiago and more exploring!
Oh and if anyone has any hints about how you can sleep/make flying more comfortable whether it is some magic ratio of grog and sleeping pills or some kind of yoga position to practice fitting into plane seats, please let us know!
Ps. Thank you so much to the Qantas flight crew for making our trip as comfortable as possible! You guys were awesome and made our trip so much more enjoyable (despite my whinging).